Today is Giving Tuesday, a generosity movement with a simple idea – to encourage people to do good. Our members, donors, supporters and volunteers give so much to support the work we do for Cornwall’s heritage, and we cannot thank them enough!
Your support makes a huge difference to Cornwall’s landscape, traditions and stories, and will continue to do so for many generations to come.
There are lots of ways that you can become part of this incredible community and join our mission to protect what makes Cornwall special. As a small, independent charity, every penny makes a huge difference and we are incredibly grateful for any support you can give.
Become a member
By joining as a member, you can become part of the mission to ensure everyone can enjoy what makes Cornwall special. Become part of a community of over 11,000 members and you will receive a wealth of benefits as a thank you for your support.
Membership benefits include* free entry (plus 75% discount on special event charges) to the Cornish sites owned by English Heritage, free entry to Geevor Tin Mine Museum, discounted entry to Heritage Partner sites, special events and much more!
*Terms and conditions apply
Donate to our Historic Sites Fund
All over Cornwall, there are heritage sites that are uncared for and at risk – some that are even lost forever. It is vital that their future is safeguarded, and your support can help make that possible. Every penny you donate to our Historic Sites Fund will go towards purchasing and managing historic Cornish sites which need our help. Any donation, big or small, makes a huge difference.
The historic sites we care for are all open to the public and free to enter. Your donation will help ensure that everyone can access the special places that make Cornwall unique – one and all.
If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid also helps our work immensely. The Gift Aid Scheme enables us to claim a further 25% of your donation from the Government without any additional cost to you.
Support our St Cleer Holy Well Roof Appeal
Vital maintenance work needs to take place to save the roof of St Cleer Holy Well and Cross near Liskeard. But we need your support to make it happen.
We are looking to raise £8000 to have the roof completely repointed by Historic England-approved heritage specialists — essential maintenance which the Grade One Listed, Scheduled monument has been in need of for some time.
As part of this appeal, we’re looking for eight people to join as Life Members and make the holy well’s conservation their legacy.
A lasting pledge of crucial support to Cornwall’s unique and distinct heritage, Cornwall Heritage Trust Life Members enjoy a wealth of benefits, including access to some of the most iconic and important historic places in Cornwall, guided walks, special events and more.
Volunteer with us
Our volunteers are vital in helping make our charitable work possible. We now have 90 active volunteers, who last year generously gave 110 days to our cause, worth over £7500. We’re incredibly grateful for their dedication and support!
If you would like to be part of this warm and friendly community, we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. There are regular volunteering slots and one-off sessions, which range from helping to conserve our historic sites to supporting events to giving admin support in the office to conducting research into our archaeological finds.
It’s a welcoming environment with opportunities to suit all abilities and we are hugely grateful for any support you can give.
Leave a legacy
We have carried out much of our work so far as a result of generous bequests from people who share our values and want protecting Cornwall’s heritage to be their lasting legacy.
Leaving a gift in your will can make all the difference. It’s through this generosity that we have saved some of Cornwall’s most unique historic places and preserved its heritage for future generations.
The purchase of Caer Bran, for example, was made possible in 2022 thanks to a generous gift left to us by Miss Carlene Edith Harry in her will.
If you wish to have a chat about leaving a legacy to us, please do give us a call.