B7. Give people from all backgrounds an opportunity to enjoy and contribute to the National Park by providing at least 7,000 volunteer days per year, with 15% coming from under-represented groups. (“Under-represented groups” means the following: Young people (those aged 5 to 24 years inclusive); Minority ethnic groups (all ethnic groups other than ‘White – British’); People who consider themselves to have a limiting long term illness or disability). Rationale: The input of volunteers is critical to achieving many of the other objectives of the National Park Management Plan, and to the work of many local organisations. This objective would increase levels of volunteering (currently 5,500 days per year) in line with the increase in the size of the National Park, and with a higher percentage coming from under-represented groups. Lead partner: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Supporting partners: Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust; National Trust Further information: YDNPA website Cost over 5 years: £1,000,000 Funding shortfall: None Related objectives: B1; B4; B5; C2; D2 Ecosystem services: Recreation; Sense of place and inspiration; Sense of history; Biodiversity. Trade-offs: None Baseline: 7,001 days provided in 2017/18, of which 1,212 days (17%) from under-represented groups Progress: 6,785 volunteer days were provided in 2018/19 with 23% coming from under-represented groups.