The Lake District Foundation, a local sustainability and conservation charity wants to support local groups to help meet COP26. During the Conference, The Lake District Foundation will support up to 20 projects with a grant of up to £500 to help tackle the climate crisis we are facing. One of the main aims of COP26 is to: Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats. The Lake District Foundation are opening our small grants fund of £10,000 to help achieve that aim. We are inviting local groups, and communities to help us make a real difference in the Lake District and Cumbria to move us towards the COP26 Goals.
If you have been inspired by COP26 and feel you have a project that can help the Lake District or Cumbria meet the COP26 targets, come and apply for one of our small grants. Grant applications will open 9am 31st Oct 2021 until 5pm Fri, 12th Nov. We have already had two rounds of zero carbon grants and if you are looking for larger grants subscribe via our website to find out when the 3rd round opens.
Sarah Swindley, CEO, Lake District Foundation, said: “We are proud to work with communities and organisations who want to care for the spectacular landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District. We want to work with inspired groups to really make a difference during COP26”.
The Lake District Foundation has over 20 years’ experience working with local partners and are always looking for new ways to work together to help a achieve our goals. Much of the money we give away in grants is raised by local businesses. Please get in touch if you want to help us do more of this. . There are several different fundraising mechanisms designed to work with your business, including opt-in donations, events, and sponsored products to name a few. If you would like to find out more, please visit the charity’s website, lakedistrictfoundation.org/fundraising-in-your-business or contact Steve Tonkin via email, [email protected].
Notes to Editors:
- The Lake District Foundation, registered charity number 1174201, inspires people to donate to projects that care for the spectacular wildlife, landscapes and cultural heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria. The LDF supports the delivery of the shared aims of the Lake District National Park Partnership as the main fundraising and grant making partner. This is achieved through innovative and successful fundraising campaigns locally, nationally and internationally. The Lake District Foundation encourages partners to work together to ensure a coordinated approach to fundraising and income generation. For more information visit www.lakedistrictfoundation.org.
- For more information, please contact Steve Tonkin at the Lake District Foundation on: 07731567488 or email [email protected]
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At the Lake District foundation, we love our lakes, and we know you do to. They are a great source of beauty, recreation and cultural heritage but unfortunately, they are under threat from pollution, invasive species, and climate change. Let’s work together to care for our Lakes.
The Lake District is known for its stunning mountains, fresh air and clean Lakes but we need your help to keep it that way.
The Lake District has been welcoming visitors back after Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased which is fantastic news for all those enjoying this spectacular place. However, the sheer volume of visitors is having a huge impact on the wildlife, landscapes and cultural heritage.
The Lake District is now welcoming back visitors. We are delighted you have continued to support and value this special place.
Whilst you have been away, we have worked alongside partners and businesses to look after our natural world. We hope you enjoy exploring the open spaces and your favourite spots in this spectacular landscape. For guidance on visiting safely, please visit the Lake District National Park website.
We rely on your support to help to care for the wildlife, landscapes and cultural heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria.
Find out more about the many ways that you can make a difference today here.
The Lake District Foundation works with partners to help care for the landscape, wildlife and heritage of the area. We know that people have been really valuing our natural world during lockdown and we have been getting lots of enquires about how best to offer support. We think hedgerows tick a lot of boxes!
We have an ambitious plan want to create or reinstate 4 Kilometres of new hedgerows in the Lake District.
Sadly over the last 70 years our hedgerows have become significantly reduced both in the length and in quality. Now seems a really excellent opportunity to engage and support farmers, landowners and communities to reinstate and improve their hedgerows.