Funding landscapes future

Funding landscapes future

Some of the UK’s most outstanding landscapes and rural communities have been given a boost after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced 13 earmarked first-round passes, totalling £20m, made through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme. The passes signify that money has been set aside by the HLF for the scheme in question and, while it does not guarantee funding, it is an indication of positive support and strong financial commitment. Grants currently range from £250,000 up to £2m.

Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of HLF, said: “The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnerships are helping change the way people think about and care for some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery. The power of landscapes at both a physical and a creative level should not be underestimated.”
 
The LP projects are:

Ouse Washes LP, Cambridgeshire – (£995,600, including £90,500 development funding)
Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks LP – (£1,495,200, including £78,500 development funding)
Nevis LP, Fort William – (£1,927,700, including £75,800 development funding)
Inner Forth LP, Central Scotland – (£75,900 development funding)
Dartmoor LP, Devon – (£2m, including £100,000 development funding)
Lower Severn Vale LP, Gloucestershire – (£1,115,500, including £98,300 development funding)
River Tees LP, County Durham – (£1,990,00, including £99,500 development funding)
Allen Valleys LP, North Pennines AONB – (£1,811,100, including £74,500 development funding)
Ring of Gullion LP, Newry and Mourne – (£1,040,200, including £60,200 development funding)
Tame Valley Wetlands LP, Warwickshire and Staffordshire – (£1,806,100, including £86,500 development funding)
Dearne Valley LP, South Yorkshire – (£1,882,000, including £89,500 development funding)
Upper Nidderdale LP, Yorkshire – (£1,213,400, including £48,400 development funding)
Saltscape LP, Cheshire – (£935,300, including £48,800 development funding).

Caroline Spelman, Environment Secretary, said: “These 13 excellent projects will complement conservation work already taking place in our Nature Improvement Areas, restoring wildlife habitats and safeguarding the natural environment for generations to come.”

 

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