About Us

People, Landscape and Wildlife

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is an independent charity doing big things to help protect and enhance the People, Landscape and Wildlife of the Dales.

The Yorkshire Dales is a precious and unique landscape and a vital resource for people and nature. We work passionately and practically to make sure it stays that way – delivering projects directly, raising money to enable others to deliver projects and working in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our values

Everything we do is shaped by our four values:

  • Enabling: We make real practical things happen and are approachable, collaborative and inclusive, valuing people’s opinions in everything we do
  • Caring: We are passionate about supporting the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales and are committed to being sustainable
  • Creative: We thrive on new challenges and act with entrepreneurial spirit in order to make a positive difference to this special area
  • Honest: We always act with integrity and open, clear and fair

Our core priorities     

TO SUPPORT PEOPLE TO VISIT, LIVE SUSTAINABLY AND CARE FOR THIS SPECIAL AREA

We work in partnership with local people to support a vibrant economy and stronger communities, with more opportunities for people to gain new skills to live and work in the Dales.

We work hard to make sure everyone can access, appreciate and enjoy this special place. In this way we hope to inspire them to value and help look after it in future.     

TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE LANDSCAPE OF THE DALES

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most spectacular and distinctive landscapes in England. Our work helps to protect and enhance the unique natural, cultural and built heritage – from native woodlands to wildflower hay meadows and dry-stone walls.  

TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE THE WILDLIFE OF THE DALES

Our work helps to protect and restore the unique habitats and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales – making the Dales more resilient to climate change and helping people to appreciate and support our native wildlife. 

TO BE A WELL RUN ORGANISATION, WHICH DELIVERS THE MAXIMUM CHARITABLE BENEFITS

We’re a forward-looking and well-respected organisation with a passionate team of staff. Find out more about our team and how we’re governed.  

The Dales and beyond

The Yorkshire Dales is at the very heart of what we do. Many of our projects now involve work that connects the Dales to its surrounding area. Sometimes it’s practical work – like expanding habitat networks for wildlife. Other work is about connecting with people and communities outside the Yorkshire Dales to ensure that everyone can access, enjoy and value this area.   

Find out more about the many different projects we manage and support.   

What we do