Love the broads is the Visitor Giving Scheme for the Broads National Park. It aims to inspire people to care for the environment through making a small donation at key tourism sites, through their accommodation provider, or by giving money directly.  If every visitor to the Broads National Park gave just £1 we could raise £7 million each year for projects to protect the Broads in the future.

 

How it works

Money is collected by the Broads Trust in a variety of ways and given to projects that will look after the beautiful landscapes and environment of the Broads. With your help, we work alongside local businesses and community groups to improve sustainable practices, and to make sure that the money raised goes to the places that need it most – so that the Broads National Park remains amazing and beautiful to visit.

Love the Broads is administered by the Broads Trust, an independent charity with Trustees from local businesses, the Broads Society and the Broads Authority.


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We are pleased to announce that we have provided a grant towards a new canoe pontoon to be installed on a stretch of the river Wensum between the Norwich Yacht Station and Friars Quay.    The precise location will be announced shortly.

Water sports are so popular now and particularly so during lockdown when people were able to relax on the water and enjoy physical activity and mental health.   We are delighted to be able to support this project.

 


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We are delighted to have been able to provide a grant towards equipment for an educational facility at the soon-to-reopen Community Pub of the Locks Inn at Geldeston in the Suffolk Broads.  This project is part of The Locks Inn Community Pub to offer educational and community facilities at the pub to enable workshops, meetings, conferences and community events in two meeting rooms.

We wish them every success on their re-opening from 13th May. 2021.


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We are delighted to welcome Broadland Home Interiors as our latest Corporate Sponsor.   They join Holray Systems, Salhouse Broad and Waterways Holidays as Corporate Sponsors.  All are passionate about the Broads and wanted to be able to help the Broads National Park to remain special.

Any business can join us and there is a range of options available to all businesses – large or small – to be involved.   More information is available on this website or email lynne@lovethebroads.org.uk for an informal chat.

 


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Broads Gin, a taste of the Broads, is an original London Dry gin navigating 10 unique botanicals, distilled using a traditional copper still.

Brand new to the market, locally produced and based in the Broads, Broads Gin are passionate to help with our work in keeping the Broads National Park special.  They are kindly providing a share of their profits to help amazing projects for wildlife, the environment and access.  Thank you so much.


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We are delighted to welcome Go Paddle as our newest business supporter.  Based in Horning, and sharing space with another business supporter, Horning Pleasurecraft, Go Paddle offers visitors the opportunity to get out on the water safely.  They offer paddle board lessons, hire and even fitness classes.  Recently accredited they also host children’s birthday parties – how cool is that!  Thank you to Katie and Liz for your fantastic support


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You could win £25,000 and other cash prizes for just £1 of which 50p will go to helping Love the Broads with our important work to ensure that the Broads remains special.  To support us click here:

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A massive thank you to Harry, James and all the team and customers of Maycraft Dayboat hire and Services for their fantastic donation to help Love the Broads with our important work to keep the Broads National Park special.  Your generosity will help us provide grants for exciting projects on the Broads.  We wish you lots of luck as visitors start to return to the Broads following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.

 


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Despite the COVID-19 national emergency and our generous business partners being closed for many months, we are delighted to confirm that we are still receiving donations from tourism businesses and members and are now in a position to offer small grants for exciting projects.

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A massive thank you to Riverside Rentals  for their continuing support and recent donation  to help us with our work to keep the Broads special.   Given the very challenging times and closure of the tourism sector for much of 2020 and into 2021, their support is really humbling.  We are very grateful.


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Hall Farm Cottages, based at Ludham, are one of the founding business supporters of Love the Broads, and have again donated an amazing sum to help with our important work.   Given that this fantastic holiday accommodation provider was closed for much of 2020 we are so grateful to Hannah and her customers, many of them less able, for their kindness.  Good luck for 2021, Hannah.


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We are delighted that a new play area funded by a grant from Love the Broads has been launched at a snowy Salhouse Broad in February 2021.

A grant of £2,000 was awarded to the Friends of Salhouse Broad towards creating an exciting bespoke natural play space for everyone to enjoy. The new play area will encourage children and families to engage with the stunning natural woodland adjacent to the Broad and within The Broads National Park. It will widen the offer to both local residents and families visiting the area, encouraging them to visit at any time of the year and to stay for longer.

CAP.Co, a local, Broads-based company who are international leaders in the field of creating adventurous, playful, educational spaces, were commissioned to deliver this project.

 


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