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Our Membership

The NAAONB is a registered charity (No. 1158871). Our membership is small, enthusiastic and is made up of AONB Partnerships and Conservation Boards, Local Authorities, environment organisations, businesses and enthusiastic individuals.

Membership Categories

Membership Category

Benefits

AONB partnership   member

AONB full partner package including: part of AONB Network collaborative work, Basecamp, discounted places on training/conference, access to NAAONB staff, vote at the AGM

Agency Member

Collaborative engagement with NAAONB and AONB Network over strategic planning

Collaborative engagement with NAAONB over Business Planning

Insight into, and information on, strategic UK matters surrounding designated landscapes, including latest thinking and policy development

Access to Basecamp (the AONB Network project management tool and discussion forum) (Limited to two named representatives per Agency) providing

  • Engagement with AONB Network around collaborative work,
  • Easy access to good practice/case studies/research and novel thinking on designate landscapes from across the UK
  • Access to policy documents and papers on multiple subjects of interest to designated landscape managers including biodiversity, planning, housing and transport

Discounted places on events including training/National Conference

Opportunities to display free of charge at the National Conference

Access to NAAONB staff

Voting rights on the appointment of trustees to the NAAONB (one vote per Agency)

Local Authority member

Local Authority (full) package including: part of AONB Network collaborative work, Basecamp, discounted places on training/conference, access to NAAONB staff, vote at the AGM

Organisational member   with t/o <£500k

AONB organisation package including: part of AONB Network collaborative work, Basecamp, discounted places on training/conference, access to NAAONB staff

Organisational member   with t/o >£500k

AONB organisation package including: part of AONB Network collaborative work, Basecamp, discounted places on training/conference, access to NAAONB staff

Corporate member

Quarterly NAAONB Update e-news, discounted conference fee, recognition on the NAAONB website corporate section, invitation to have a display at conference, invitation to a NAAONB or an AONB celebratory event (happening near them e.g. 60th anniversary of the NP&AC Act)

Individual member

Individual member package including: discounted places on training/conference, access to NAAONB staff

NAAONB Trustee

Benefits as all categories above

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Corporate Members

The AONB network is pleased to be supported by South West Water.

South West Water provides drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall and Devon and in small areas of Dorset and Somerset. South West Water was created in 1989 with the privatisation of the water industry.

The AONB network is pleased to be working with two of the Nearly Wild® companies, Nearly Wild® Exploration and Nearly Wild® Camping. Both of these unique organisations, established by Steve and Irene Evison, have a common purpose to help people find opportunities to engage with the natural world.

Nearly Wild Camping is a member owned co-operative which aims to establish a network of wilder camping locations across Britain and overseas. Nearly Wild Camping enables people of all backgrounds to leave the boundaries of traditional campsites behind and to discover their own bit of wild, whilst learning from local hosts about their countryside and landscape. This gives that extra support and reassurance for those who are not confident enough to just go and wild camp, or who want more from camping than just a place to sleep. Currently, there are over 60 locations and over 650 members.

Nearly Wild Exploration is an ethical company, working to find market approaches to build nature back into people’s everyday lives, strengthening the connections between people and the natural world.

Please contact us if you would like to become a corporate member.

For more information on what NAAONB membership brings, please download the following documents.

Annual Report 2020

NAAONB Activity 2018

Membership rates

Application form

Please contact us if you would like to enquire about becoming a NAAONB member.