8 Mar 2016
Landscapes and wildlife help enrich our lives, provide a sense of place and inspire future generations but never before have we become so disconnected from nature. HLF is keen to encourage more fundable projects from the natural heritage sector, a sector that has attracted less funding in the past.
- Improve, expand and connect threatened
- Survey and record an endangered species
- Teach people about local geology and
- Research and repair an historic public
- Train people to care for an historic
Natural and semi-natural landscapes
By funding projects to work at a landscape-scale with local
communities and landowners HLF aim to help more people appreciate
the value of natural heritage whilst ensuring our landscapes can be
more sustainably managed for the future.
Landscape Partnerships programme provides funding for
landscape-scale schemes including habitat conservation, training in
traditional rural skills, repairs to distinctive local buildings
and features, and improving access to the landscape.
Read more about sustainable landscapes
Wildlife and habitats
The UK is home to a great diversity of wildlife. From restoring
threatened habitats and buying land for nature conservation, to
helping people explore and study nature on their doorstep, HLF fund
projects that have a huge impact on helping our natural
"The HLF grant enabled us to do so many things, especially to
re-introduce safe grazing of cattle onto the heath and to extend
our educational activities."Joan Pinch, Tiptree Heath Restoration
Read more about exploring nature
Historic gardens, parks and cemeteries
The UK invented the municipal park movement, an enduring legacy of
the industrial revolution. We know from over 20 years of investing
in public parks that along with our historic cemeteries, each park
tells a story inextricably linked to the history and everyday lives
of local communities. Yet many of our best-loved gardens, parks and
cemeteries are still in need of investment.
HLF can fund historic public parks and cemeteries through
Parks for People programme. HLF can fund pay-to-enter gardens
and small historic green spaces through the
Heritage Grants programme.
Read more about making space for nature