The St Helena National Trust is working hard to promote, protect and enhance St Helena’s unique built, cultural, and natural heritage. The Trust’s activities include preserving and restoring the island’s fragile ecosystems, learning about and conserving the island’s many unique species, highlighting and celebrating our unique culture, and promoting the protection of our many historic buildings and fortifications. We also spend time training and educating the broader community about the wonders of St Helena past and present.
Please enjoy our short video below that gives an overview of some of our work:
The Trust has been active since 2002 during which time it has grown into the leading conservation organisation on St Helena. The original staff of one with a filing cabinet has now grown to more than 30 people dedicated to delivering our vision. Our head office is easy to find in Broadway House, on Main Street in the heart of Jamestown – please feel free to stop in!
The bulk of the work that we do however is not office-bound, but out there in the field, in among the remaining Wirebirds and Cabbage Trees, in the grounds of High Knoll Fort, or out with the Whale Sharks. We can also regularly be found in the schools and other educational establishments around the island.
This website provides some information about the Trust and our work, and from time to time we will post newsletters. For additional information on St Helena please also visit www.sainthelenaisland.info – a site run by dedicated and knowledgeable individuals with a great deal of helpful information.
The Trust relies on the support of volunteers and the financial support of well-wishers. If St Helena is close to your heart, its isolation, its unique scenery and ecology and its wonderful people – then please consider providing support to help maintain these for present and future generations. To join the Trust or support our work, visit the Support pages.
You can also sponsor a tree at the Millennium Forest, support our Wirebird conservation by sponsoring a wirebird – or simply make a donation to our general operations. If you want to give a memorable gift to a loved one, or offset your carbon emissions, Gumwood or Wirebird sponsorship can be done in the name of a loved one.
Patron of the Trust:
HRH The Duke of York
The Late Mrs Jessica March M.B.E.
The late Mr George Benjamin B.E.M.