Landscapes, parks and nature

Landscapes, parks and nature

Looking after nature and helping people to understand its importance has never been more important.

Thanks to National Lottery players, since 1994 we have awarded over £1.8billion to more than 4,200 land, nature and biodiversity projects across the UK.

Funding landscapes and nature is one of our key strategic funding priorities until 2024. 

We are prioritising landscape and nature projects that:

  • support nature’s recovery
  • deliver nature-based solutions to address climate change
  • reconnect people to landscapes and nature

Discovering wildlife at Thatcham

Climate change

The heritage sector has an important role to play in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change. Find out more about what we're doing to tackle climate change.

What we expect from projects we fund

We want all kinds of heritage project, large and small, to:

  • limit any potential damage on the environment
  • make a positive impact on the environment and particularly for nature

Read more about our environmental sustainability requirements.

Read our environmental sustainability guidance.

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Find out more

Discover what projects we fund, and what you could do with our investment.


We support projects that conserve and enhance habitats and protect and preserve the UK's precious species.

Romney Marsh

We expect successful projects to show how they will address the key challenges faced by the UK's landscapes and nature.

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Public parks are facing a severe reduction in funding from local authorities. This is how we can help your parks and urban green spaces.

The UK is world renowned for its wealth of historic designed parks and gardens. Here's how our funding can help look after them.

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Volunteers and children from Longford primary school in Coventry plant trees as part of the Million Tree Project. Credit: Sikh Union Coventry

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How we're tackling climate change

In our corporate plan we have committed to play our part in tackling climate change – both within our organisation and in our grant giving.
A person trimming back a white blossom tree
Credit: Kevin Fern Photoraphy


Heritage resilience and recovery funding

We are committed to supporting the UK’s heritage to adapt and thrive, and making heritage organisations more resilient through our National Lottery Grants for Heritage.
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The Woodland Investment Grant

A grant scheme intended to create, restore and enhance woodlands in Wales, as part of the Welsh Government’s National Forest initiative.