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About The National Association for AONBs

The National Association for AONBs is a registered charity.

Our vision is that the natural beauty of AONBs is valued and secure.

Our mission is to support and develop a network of ambitious AONB partnerships that have a strong collective voice and a positive impact on the places for which they care.

Our charitable objects are simple and have the care of the UK’s countryside at their heart.

The charity’s membership is made up of AONB partnerships and conservation boards, local authorities, environment organisations and enthusiastic individuals who care deeply about our outstanding countryside.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees assisted by a small staff team. The NAAONB’s governing documents can be found here.

Charitable Status

The NAAONB achieved charitable status in October 2015 and is now a charitable company limited by guarantee. This gives it a structure that allows it to respond better and more quickly to the needs of the membership. The charity has three objects:

  • to promote the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty including the physical, natural, cultural and built environment in and around Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, other protected areas, and those areas for which such designation might be pursued,
  • to advance the education, understanding and appreciation of the public in relation to the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty including the physical, natural, cultural and built environment of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), other protected areas and those areas for which such designation might be pursued, and
  • to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of those organisations promoting or representing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, other protected areas and those areas for which such designation might be pursued.

Would you like to make a charitable donation to help us to deliver this important work across England and Wales? 

Click the donate button below to make a donation direct to the PayPal account for The National Association for AONBs.

We are using PayPal to make donating to the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Beauty easy, but PayPal will take a small commission from your contribution - please contact office@landscapesforlife.org.uk if you would rather donate by bank transfer, so we avoid paying these fees. 

Our Business Plan and Strategy

The charity’s work is guided by the two documents below.

Business Plan 2021-22

Strategy 2021-23

Lincswold Verge