The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project secures Heritage Lottery Fund support
The Wild Trout Trust has been a Partner of the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project for many years and we are very proud to have assisted them with support for funding bids as well as practical advice regarding project delivery. We are delighted that they have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
They have issued this Press Release:
The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project has received £45,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Engaging the Lincolnshire Community with their Chalk Stream Heritage’. This project focuses on providing a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and engage with this rare and unique chalk stream habitat across the Lincolnshire Wolds.
The project will provide opportunities for volunteer graduates to gain work experience working with the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project, bring chalk streams into homes via the internet especially important for those who are unable to access the outdoors and deliver events for families to get out onto the chalk streams to help communities learn techniques to look after their chalk streams. With the help of volunteers we will be organising various events across the chalk streams over the next three years of this HLF funded project. We will be organising the first ever Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Festival event this year as a way for people to come together and celebrate this wonderful rare treasure in Lincolnshire.
Chalk Streams are internationally rare habitats that support some of our most threatened plant and animal species. They are unique habitats fed by underground aquifers producing clear, stable water temperatures and flows and when in good condition provide fantastic wildlife rich habitats. The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project are an active partnership organisation working together with local landowners, farmers and communities to deliver habitat improvement work on Lincolnshire’s chalk streams. This HLF funded project will support the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project in working with volunteers to help raise awareness of the chalk streams with communities throughout Lincolnshire.
Commenting on the award, Ruth Craig said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident the project will support Lincolnshire communities to be fully engaged with their counties chalk streams.”
Explaining the importance of the HLF support, the Head of HLF East Midlands, Vanessa Harbar, said: “These chalk streams are a characteristic feature of the Lincolnshire Wolds and home to a whole host of plant and animal life. This project is a perfect way of raising awareness about their importance and involving an army of volunteers to help protect them for the future.”