Other projects awarded funding include: -

Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty receive grant of £248,900 from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund - Avon Wildlife Trust

The project will work across the three AONBs, along strategically important nature recovery networks, to enhance connections for wildlife and transitional habitats between the Hills and the Levels.

Work will involve restoring important grassland habitat through improved conservation grazing and providing benefits in sensitive water catchments, as well as enhancing and creating woodland, helping improve resilience in the face of Climate Change and Ash Dieback. At the same time, the project will help connect people with heritage and support the public’s re-discovery of nature as a result of the pandemic, whilst also supporting local environmental charities and contractors.

NWT receives grant of £166,600 from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund- Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s project will create seven new jobs, developing future conservation professionals to work across the county on habitat management, wildlife monitoring, protecting county wildlife sites and enhancing public awareness of nature. It builds significantly on NWT’s already successful apprenticeship programme, which has trained and supported many young people keen to embark on a career in nature conservation. These new posts will be a combination of entry level posts and undergraduate and graduate internships.

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Posted On: 11/12/2020

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