Charities


Our Charity Partners

Trek NI are pleased to support the work of several Northern Ireland-based charities committed to protecting and preserving our outdoor places and the people who frequent them.

Assisi Animal Sanctuary

Assisi is committed to providing shelter, safety, care, food and veterinary treatment for all unwanted or stray companion animals that come into our sanctuary with the aim to ultimately find each one the loving forever home they deserve and that is right for them.

Belfast Hills Partnership

Belfast Hills Partnership's mission is to care for the Belfast Hills, their wildlife and people. We do this through a wide range of practical conservation work, education and awareness raising with an emphasis on getting local people involved.

Keep NI Beautiful

 

Through education, engagement and empowerment, we change behaviours and practices so everyone enjoys a beautiful, resilient, and healthy environment. We work towards a society where everyone takes an active role in protecting our communities and the people who live there.

We deliver many international awards including the Blue Flag for beaches and marinas and Green Flag for Parks and Open Spaces to improve the local quality of our environment and strive for environmental excellence. We are the national coordinators for Eco-Schools in Northern Ireland, the world’s largest international environmental education programme.

Through our Live Here Love Here campaign we encourage and empower communities from all walks of life come together to tackle environmental issues and work towards a better future through Adopt A Spot, Big Spring Clean and the Small Grants Scheme. Eliminating littering is still an important part of what we do and to do this, we want to move beyond just stopping littering and focus on reducing waste and consumption and encourage creative ways to address environmental issues.

We are proud to be local. Local actions, multiplied across society, have global influence. By working with our global partners, we both learn from them and help them to deliver their programmes. Just as the state of the world affects us, our actions can have positive and profound impacts elsewhere.

Mourne Heritage Trust

Mourne Heritage Trust provides environmental and visitor management services to care for the landscape and habitats of the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This includes works to control erosion and repair paths, to restore carbon storing peatlands, to plant native woodland and to help species like red squirrels and the unique Mourne juniper to thrive. In short we help people access and enjoy the landscape while mitigating any adverse impacts and helping to protect the things that make it special.

North West Mountain Rescue

 

The North West Mountain Rescue Team provides a 24 hour call out service at the request of the Police, to assist anyone in mountainous, remote or hostile environments throughout Northern Ireland. Their sixty dedicated volunteers are organised into three sections with vehicles based in Enniskillen, Magherafelt, and Broughshane, with the nearest Section providing an immediate response. Team members require a high level of competency to perform a range of skills in all weathers.

Members train three times a month as well as attend courses and it can take up to two years to become a full member. As part of Mountain Rescue Ireland the team will support any of the other ten teams in Ireland on request. To call mountain rescue phone 112 or 999 and ask for Police, then Mountain Rescue.

We encourage outdoors activities and are committed to improving safety through information and advice.

Ulster Wildlife

Ulster Wildlife is a local charity that works with local people to secure space for nature in our countryside, towns and seas. Find out more about how you can give back to wildlife and support local nature conservation efforts here.

Interested in finding out more? Just get in touch using the contact form below.