In July 2016 we submitted our second round bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) following 18 months of hard work by lots of people.
The bid and all of its supporting documents will now be scrutinised by HLF officers and assessed by their regional committee in November to release the earmarked £2.4m HLF grant out of a total programme budget of £4.1m.
If the HLF committee is happy we hope to gain permission to start some time in December.
The five year Landscape Partnership Scheme will see a suite of 18 projects delivered across the area. The scheme comprises projects to upskill and support the farming and land management community: Future Farmscapes, Future Custodians and Uplands Academy; natural heritage projects are Crayfish in Crisis, Glorious Grasslands, Slowing the Flow and Working for Waders; cultural heritage projects are Barns & Buildings Conservation, Small Heritage Adoption and Peak Land Lives; educational, training and skills projects are Beyond the Classroom, Roaches Gateway and Wild Child; engagement projects are Better Outside, Bigger, Better & More Connected, Engaging Communities and SWP Mosaic.
All of these are detailed in the Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP) submitted with the bid, this document describes the area, its people and its heritage and explains the vision of the landscape partnership and what we hope to achieve.