Almost £40m was awarded to 68 projects in November in the first round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Now environmental charities and their partners have another opportunity to apply for grants between £50,000 and £2million, which aim to kick-start the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“In the first round, we awarded grants across a broad variety of environmental projects, ranging from planting trees, and restoring peatlands to connecting people with green spaces, forests and protected landscapes. I encourage more organisations to apply so we can continue to make a real difference.” - Rebecca Pow, Environment Minister
Cumbria Wildlife Trust was given £249,500 to restore 300 hectares of peatlands at three sites within the Lake District National Park: Armboth, Tilberthwaite and Shap Fells.
This project will restore peatlands for wildlife, water quality, flood prevention and for the vital role they play in locking carbon in their soils. The Trust will also develop new peatland restoration sites, securing jobs beyond the life of the project.