Landscape Partnerships are a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant programme for the conservation and enjoyment of areas of distinctive character.
The Colne Valley Regional Park Landscape Partnership runs from 2019 to September 2022. It provides £1.6m of National Lottery funding and a further £900k of local funding to preserve and enhance the landscape for people and wildlife. The Landscape Partnership brings together wildlife organisations, local authorities, and water companies, and is led by community charity Groundwork South.
Just past the midpoint the project you can see on the infographic to the right just how much has been achieved already. There is much more to come organised through an ambitious collection of projects which you can read more about below: and
Through this wide ranging scheme, the partnership will take steps to bring a cherished landscape back from the brink of decline by co-ordinating conservation work, and helping connect communities with their heritage, enabling them to understand and take responsibility for it.
The aims of the Landscape Partnership Scheme are:
- To restore and strengthen the character of this unique landscape, and its visibility, focusing on key habitats building resilience and the ability to sustain it in the long term.
- To reconnect local communities with their heritage, raising awareness of the Colne Valley across a wider range of people through learning activities, providing detailed information and interpretation resources, organising cultural events and creating volunteering opportunities.
- To invest in skills at grassroots level to enable the stewardship, of the landscape based on a specialised and locally specific volunteer and training plan.
- To create a robust, active and effective partnership for managing the area beyond the life of the Landscape Partnership Scheme.
As part of the development of the Landscape Partnership a Landscape Character Assessment has been produced for the Colne Valley Regional Park
For more information about the project please see our LCAP document.
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