The Jurassic Coast Trust is the independent charity responsible for managing the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Trust was founded in 2003, following the designation of the Jurassic Coast as a World Heritage Site in 2001. In 2017, the Trust took on the responsibility of managing the World Heritage Site from the local authorities in Dorset and Devon.
We work to protect and conserve the Jurassic Coast’s World Heritage Site status and to engage with and inspire the local communities that live and thrive within it. Read more about What We Do.
How We’re Funded
The Jurassic Coast Trust receives some grant funding from Dorset and Devon County Councils, Natural England and the Environment Agency.
The remainder of our financial support is generated from charitable giving, including from our Business Partners and Members, and from the sale of our publications and other merchandise. The Trust also receives grant funding for particular programmes of work.
The Jurassic Coast Trust’s registered charity number is 1101134. Read about What We Do for information on our current projects; for more information on our finances and governance, please see our Annual Reports.
How you can help – Support Us, Get Involved & Stay in Touch
To support us in looking after the Jurassic Coast, you can:
- Become a Member
- Join us as a Business Partner
- Get involved through our Volunteer Network, or volunteer with us as a Jurassic Coast Ambassador
- Purchase one of our books or other products, or book on to one of our events, through our online shop
You can also see our current Job Vacancies.
Trustees and Patrons
The Jurassic Coast Trust is run by a Board of Trustees.
We are all passionate about the Jurassic Coast and give our time voluntarily to oversee the running of our charity, to shape its direction, keep it on track and to work with our colleagues and partners towards our shared ambitions.
Read more about our Board of Trustees.