Manor Cottages is very happy and proud to be supporting ‘The Visitor Giving Scheme’ for Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
We offer cottage guests the opportunity to donate £1 when they book their holiday cottage. In the first 18 months we matched the donation pound for pound and donated £12,000, all of which went to a variety of projects across the region.
The future of the Cotswolds
The Charity says: “The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and cherished landscapes in the country, attracting millions of visitors each year.
Whilst the role of the Cotswolds Conservation Board is to look after the landscape and ensure its natural beauty can be enjoyed by future generations, we need as much help and support from our friends as possible.
Making a donation through the Cotswolds Visitor Giving scheme via Manor Cottages is one of the easiest and single most important acts you can do for the future of the Cotswolds”.
Make the Cotswolds special
The money raised goes to support projects across the Cotswolds, delivered by the many committed organisations who are working hard to look after the things that make the Cotswolds special. These are projects that manage and restore habitats for wildlife, manage and improve footpaths and bridleways, interpret the area’s special character and look after the area’s distinctive historical heritage.
The Manor Cottages Giving Fund
We continue to support the AONB Visitor Giving Scheme but in addition, we have also set up our own equivalent, The Manor Cottages Giving Fund. Here we accept funding applications from charities, individuals and businesses in the Cotswolds who are in need of funds or support in order to carry out a project doing something special for the local environment or to protect wildlife habitats. With The Manor Cottages Giving Fund being owned and run in-house, we are able to quickly offer the needed support and funds and to be more flexible about what kind of causes we support.
At Manor Cottages we firmly believe in giving back and we’re looking forward for you to join us on this journey also.