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Hyndburn Woodlands

The PROSPECTS Foundation secures National Lottery support

The PROSPECTS Foundation has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £95,100 for an exciting heritage project, Habitats and Heritage in Hyndburn. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the long term management of 8 Lancashire County Council woodland sites in Hyndburn.
 
Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will take on the management of these woodlands to conserve their habitat and heritage value for the future. The project will involve local people, schools and volunteers in learning about, surveying and helping to protect these woodlands whilst also providing training opportunities so that people can develop skills to help them look after woodlands in the future.
 
Another aim of the project will be to map all the woodlands in the Borough and carry out condition surveys of at least 10% of these to give us a picture of the health of the collective woodland habitat in Hyndburn. A database of information will be created which will be made available through a new Hyndburn Woodland Website which will be created.
 
The project will run for 3 years and volunteer opportunities, training and events will be publicised through Prospects Foundation throughout the length of the project.
 
As well as a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, the project is also partially funded by the Windfall Community Benefit Fund and Lancashire County Council.
 
Commenting on the award, Chair of The PROSPECTS Foundation Phil Barwood MBE said: “We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and look forward to a fantastic range of events and activities which will engage local people, groups and schools in these wonderful woodland areas. People don’t always know about the natural biodiversity of those areas or even the historical background. This project will give people the chance to learn so much through fun and sociable activities as well as training courses and also enable people to volunteer their time to help protect the areas for future generations to come.”
 
If you would like to know more about the project or put yourself on the mailing circulation list for updates on forthcoming activities, please contact Roger Plum at The PROSPECTS Foundation on 01254 230348 or roger.plum@prospectsfoundation.org.uk