Play the South Downs National Park Lottery from just £ 1 and help preserve this precious ‘green lung’
But the challenges of climate change and global biodiversity loss mean we can never take this wildlife refuge for granted.
The South Downs National Park Trust works hard to protect and enhance this wonderful ‘green lung’, bringing a better future to people and nature.
Whether it’s investing in local projects so that more urban children can enjoy the outdoors, or planting thousands of new life-giving trees, this is a small charity that makes a big difference.
From just £ 1, you can play your part and build a better, greener future for all of us.
The Trust Community Lottery is a fun way to support the work of the charity. Sign up for your local lottery today and donate a little to give nature the helping hand it needs.
£ 1 per ticket – Unlike many other lotteries, South Downs Lottery tickets are only £ 1 per week.
Each ticket has a one in 50 chance of winning with a jackpot of £ 25,000.
Each month there is an additional prize, including luxury food and drink or vacation.
50% of ticket sales will go to South Downs and 20% to prizes.
Flexibility on how you would like to play. You can take charge each month by direct debit or debit card. We also offer 1, 3, 6 or 12 month one-time payment options.
Five reasons to support the South Downs National Park Trust
Help more kids get out and experience nature.
Take part in the association’s ambition to plant 100,000 new trees in the region.
Improve walking and cycling routes through the South Downs and help create new routes so families and people with reduced mobility can access green spaces.
Help restore lost habitat and protect rare birds, mammals and insects such as the magnificent White Lettered Hairstreak Butterfly.
Help create new wildflower corridors and restore bee populations that are vital for pollination and food production.
The South Downs National Park is home to over 1,000 nature conservation sites, including 85 sites of special scientific interest with some of the world’s rarest wildlife.
More than 10,000 trees were already planted last winter by the Trust. The association now wants to plant 90,000 more and your donations will help it!
The South Downs provide clean drinking water to over a million people in the region. Filtered with chalk of course!
Much of the Trust’s job is to provide small grants to help local communities. From creating new wildlife gardens to helping develop educational facilities for schoolchildren, a little can go a long way.
Butser Ancient Farm, near Waterlooville, received a grant to help transform their Roman villa, based on archaeological excavations of a 4th century Roman house in Sparsholt, near Winchester.
Volunteers spent over 1,000 hours painstakingly recreating a Sparsholt mosaic using over 120,000 multi-colored tiles.
The installation is today an important educational device for the farm, which welcomes tens of thousands of schoolchildren every year to discover the history, fauna and culture.
The Trust was also able to provide a grant to help a community garden in Petworth install a solar power system.
The renewable energy source means the community can enjoy the garden year round with indoor space when the weather turns inclement.
One of the greatest successes of the “Growing Up For All” project is its social impact: helping people of all ages get out and discover nature. He has also helped people with disabilities and learning difficulties to gain confidence in gardening and interacting with others.
A grant from the Trust is helping young people discover the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Area, a precious limestone reef habitat between Brighton Marina and Eastbourne that is home to specialized plants and animals, including the rare Shortnose Seahorse.
The grant helped create The Living Coast Undersea Experience – an interactive virtual reality educational experience that helps people understand the marine environment and learn what we need to do to care for it.
Participants can interact with the seabed and learn about conservation issues, such as the impact of plastic on our seas and oceans.