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Community groups kick-start grants

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are encouraging community groups within the Sheffield Lakeland area to apply now for a Community Grant as the fund is coming to an end this year.

The fund has proved overwhelmingly successful and has supported many environmental and heritage projects within the Sheffield Lakeland area, such as the restoration of the Tun Gate well and stone wash trough at Worrall.

The Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Project is part of Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and players of the National Lottery.

The Community Grants are funded jointly by Bradfield and Stocksbridge Councils and by the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Project and community groups can apply for up to £5,000 for their projects.

Many community groups have struggled during the lockdowns of the last two years to maintain momentum and membership, but one of these grants could be the kick-start that groups need to get up and running again.

The fund is open for groups to apply up until the end of May, and projects must be completed by the end of December this year when the fund ends. Further information and application forms can be found at www.wildsheffield.com/discover. Alternatively, groups can email n.baker@wildsheffield.com.

Worrall Wash Trough
Worrall Wash Trough. © N.Baker

About Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership

Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership is managed by Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, working together with Sheffield City Council, Bradfield Parish Council, Stocksbridge Town Council, Yorkshire Water, Natural England and the Environment Agency and representatives of landowners and local access groups. The Partnership will deliver a £3.4m package of projects conserving and celebrating the natural, built and cultural heritage of north-west Sheffield over the next 4 years. £2.6m funding towards the Partnership has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with matched funding provided by Partners.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk.