Corporate Partnerships

Want to partner with one of the world's most iconic Trails? You're in the right place!

We work with businesses of all kinds – national, regional and local to make a positive impact on the South West Coast Path. You might be an outdoor brand, in the tourism industry, or simply a company that wants to play a role in protecting beautiful places, no matter what your business, you can make a real difference to the National Trail.

Photo: the Rumps, Cornwall by Peter Edwards

Become a Campaign Sponsor for #EveryMileMatters

Every Mile Matters (EMM) is the South West Coast Path Association’s flagship campaign May 2020 - April 2022, and the focus for our social media activity, targeted press coverage, spokespeople, events and other public-facing work during this period. There are fantastic opportunities for businesses who choose to partner with us on EMM, from brand association and PR opportunities, to employee engagement and celebrating local provenance. This campaign has both regional and grassroots, community messaging and we are truly excited about the content which will be generated as it progresses. Please download our Business Supporter Pack to find out how you can join the movement - including details and pricing.

What is Every Mile Matters about?

Every Mile Matters is a campaign calling for people to act now to protect the South West Coast Path, a much-loved natural resource at the heart of our community. We want to increase the Path’s resilience against an onslaught of extreme weather brought about by climate change. We want to conserve the Trail’s rich biodiversity, distinct cultural heritage and demonstrate the real, positive impact it has on people’s health and wellbeing. We want to help the south west business community recover from the devastating effects the coronavirus outbreak has had on tourism. Our vision is to see the South West Coast Path not only survive, but thrive – benefiting everyone in society regardless of how old they are, where they come from or what their background is. But we can’t do it alone.

Photo: cliff fall at West Bay, Dorset by James Loveridge

What will you receive for supporting Every Mile Matters?

You'll learn about your impact:

  • Infrastructure and outreach project case studies
  • Testimonials from those whose lives have been changed by the Path
  • Find out which of our volunteers cares for your favourite stretch

Access an audience of millions walkers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts:

  • 9 million visitors to the SWCP per year
  • 1.4 million web visitors per year
  • Over 55,000 social media followers
  • 7,000 members
  • 6,000 e-news subscribers

Receive significant marketing benefits:

  • Brand association
  • Join well-known celebrity ambassadors
  • Feature on our website
  • Social media mentions
  • Feature in Trailblazing magazine
  • PR opportunities
  • Ready to use content
  • Staff engagement
  • Advertising space

Photo: trail runner near Dartmouth, South Devon

What is our track record?

We have enjoyed successful partnerships with many well known brands over the years, from South West Water to Forthglade Pet Food and from Cotswold Outdoor to Beach Retreats. Meet our current sponsors here.

We foster personal, trusting and fun relationships with our partners. Although we are a small organisation with less than 10 full-time members of staff, we pride ourselves on our excellent account management. You will have a dedicated point of contact, committed to helping you get as much as possible from working with the charity. Depending on the level of support you offer the Trail, you will also receive a yearly visit from us so we can review and plan our activity together.

We work particularly well with organisations that share our core values:

  • Caring: looking after the Path, the people who use it and those who work to support it.

  • Collaborative: working in partnership to protect the Path, achieving more than by working alone.

  • Motivating: increasing information and advice, supporting and encouraging all those who want to enjoy the Coast Path.

  • Passionate: advocating for this national treasure, helping promote the South West coast.

  • Open: being honest, fair, ethical and transparent in the way we work.

  • Sustainable: working with a light footprint to protect our coastal environment now and for future generations.

  • Excellence: doing things well.

Photo: Forthglade meet the Coast Path near Ilfracombe, North Devon

Ready to get involved?

If you are ready to get started or would like to find out how else you can support the South West Coast Path Association besides sponsorship, please speak to our Fundraising Manager Genevieve on [email protected].

Photo: North Devon by Greg Jeanneau