The Bradgate Park Trust is a Registered Charity. When the Trust was established in 1928, the cost of running the Park was met by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. The councils still give us a small amount of financial support but this now represents less than 5% of our income. The Trust is financially stable and able to balance its budget on an annual basis as a result of the income we receive from Pay & Display parking and our commercial activities.
However, in order to be able to improve the facilities we offer to visitors and develop our charitable activities like our conservation and education work, we need the support of our friends and visitors.
By clicking on the Charity Checkout link on this page, you can make a one-off donation or set up a direct debit to make regular donations. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can recover Gift Aid on your donation and increase its value by 25% at no extra cost to you.
Donating by Post
If you would prefer to donate by cheque, please make cheques payable to ‘Bradgate Park Trust’ and send to:
Bradgate Park Trust
Estate Office, Bradgate Park
Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HE
You can download a Gift Aid form here If you enclose the completed form with your cheque we can reclaim Gift Aid on your donation and increase its value by 25% at no extra cost to you.
Many of our visitors have had a lifelong relationship with the Park. If this has been one of your favourite places for many years, why not consider leaving the Trust a legacy in your Will? Any legacy gifts that we receive are put towards special projects are are NOT spent on day-to-day administrative expenses.
It is regretted that money donated cannot be used for the provision of an individual personalised tree or seat.
Donating in Memory
For many years the Park has provided a Memorial Book, which can be viewed in the Visitor Centre.
In 2017 we will be opening our new Memorial Wood. This project, which has been generously supported by Leicestershire Freemasons as part of the celebrations of the 300th anniversary of English Freemasonry, has involved environmental improvements to an easily accessible area of woodland near to the Visitor Centre and the creation of a central focal point where visitors can spend some time in quiet reflection remembering departed loved ones. People will be able to purchase a cast bronze oak leaf inscribed with a name to be displayed within the wood. Further details will be available in summer 2017.
For further details of the Commemorative Donation Scheme please telephone the Estate Office –
(0116) 234 1850
and speak to Lynda Taylor who will be pleased to help you.