Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust is a registered charity working at Kielder to promote sustainable development, provide recreational facilities, improve knowledge of the natural environment and encourage the arts.

Members, who have appointed directors/trustees to serve on the board, are Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission, Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society, Northumberland County Council, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Northumberland National Park Authority. Affiliate organisations that are not members but have a close working relationship with KWFPDT include Arts Council England, Northumberland Tourism, Environment Agency, The Scout Association and local decision making bodies such as the parish councils.

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