Just before Christmas we heard that we have been successful in securing a National Lottery grant of £821,700. This is a truly significant moment, meaning the vision of a major nature reserve and community project at Sculthorpe can become a reality.
The National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is part of an overall £1.7million project, with £850,000 of this to be raised by a public appeal which launched in May 2017 and finishes in May 2019. Part of the appeal is to raise the money required to purchase two large parcels of land surrounding our existing reserve at Sculthorpe Moor.
The purchase of the land, however, is just one piece of the overall project. Developing the land into a rich wildlife habitat, managing it for wildlife and creating the infrastructure needed to allow interpretation and access to all to the land are integral elements, but this is an exciting moment for the future of the award-winning reserve.
Read more about the award on the official press release here: HLF 2nd stage PR_Jan2019