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.


With HLF funding you could...

  • Improve, expand and connect threatened habitats
  • Survey and record an endangered species
  • Teach people about local geology and landscapes
  • Research and repair an historic public park
  • Train people to care for an historic cemetery


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.

The innovative  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 here.

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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 heritage.

"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 project.

Read more about exploring nature here.

Historic gardens, parks and cemeteries 

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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 the  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 here.