We’re delighted to have been awarded £380,000 by the government’s new Green Recovery Challenge Fund to extend our existing Glenderamackin and Cocker catchment restoration and natural flood management projects. With this additional funding we can make more changes on the ground and achieve even greater benefits for both people and wildlife.
We’ll be using the funding to:
‘Restoring the Derwent Catchment’ is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund. 68 nature-based projects across England have been awarded funding to kick-start them and create and retain environmental sector jobs. The projects will see trees planted (800,000 in total) and protected landscapes and damaged habitats such as moorlands, wetlands and forests restored, alongside wider conservation work.
Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow, said: “These projects will drive forward work across England to restore and transform our landscapes, boost nature and create green jobs, and will be a vital part of helping us to build back greener from coronavirus.
“I look forward to working with environmental organisations as these projects help address the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change, while creating and retaining jobs as part of the green recovery.”
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency. In the Glenderamackin and Cocker catchments we’ll continue working with a wide range of partners including the Environment Agency, Cumbria County Council, Natural England, the National Trust, United Utilities, the Woodland Trust, Farmer Network, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Lake District, Derwent Owners Association, Cumbria Woodlands and local community groups.