Park Protector Award

National Parks are home to some of our most important wildlife and sites of cultural heritage, we believe this makes them worth protecting. The annual Park Protector Award aims to celebrate those projects making a big difference in England and Wales’ National Parks. Whether the project is improving biodiversity, restoring built or natural heritage, protecting or campaigning against a threat, involved in rural skills, volunteering or youth engagement, we look for the most innovative and impactful projects.

The winner receives a £2000 grant towards their efforts and a further £1,500 second prize is up for grabs.. Previous winners have included Arun and Rother Connections in South Downs National Park, which restored swathes of wildlife habitat and Fell Futures in the Lake District which passed on traditional skills. 

Park Protector Award and Year of Green Action Awards 2019

This year Campaign for National Parks is pleased to be teaming up with the Government's Year of Green Action to award more projects making a big difference in the National Parks! That means in addition to regular Park Protector Awards, with the winners receiving a £2000 grant towards their efforts, thanks to the support of the Year of Green Action we will also be supporting another project with an addition £1,500 grant!

Click here for the application form 

Last year Opening up Emsworthy Mire in Dartmoor National Park won the top prize for their work making bog habitats accessible to visitors. Helping Hands took home a highly commended prize for their work managing the world-famous landscapes of Snowdonia National Park. 

The Park Protector Award is only made possible by support from the Ramblers Holiday Charitable Trust. This years secondary prize comes is supported by Breedon Group.

The Park Protector program is additionally supported by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the Alpkit Foundation and the D S Smith Charitable Foundation.


How can you help?

We are always looking for partners to make the Park Protector Awards bigger and better. If you’d like to make a difference to the work being done to protect the natural and cultural heritage of our National Parks support the Park Protector Award by emailing