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Habitats and species

Habitats and species

Find out more about what we fund - and what you could do to help the UK's habitats and species.

We support projects that conserve and enhance habitats and protect and preserve species.

We want projects to improve our knowledge and understanding of nature, and help people to access, care for and value our unique natural heritage.

Our funding could help you to:

  • improve threatened or fragmented habitats
  • understand more about endangered species
  • teach people about local geology and how it affects us
  • help people to explore our seas and their wildlife
  • slow river flow and improve water quality
  • use nature and being outside to improve people’s lives, health and wellbeing
Duke of Burgundy butterfly. Credit: Butterfly Conservation

What we expect from projects

It is important that we lead and inspire future generations to take better care of our natural world.

We therefore want to see projects that will make a strategic difference for nature. This could mean:

  • working at a landscape scale
  • creating ambitious new partnerships
  • exploring, testing and sharing new ways of working
  • investigating new sources of income for nature conservation
  • inspiring and supporting new ways to help people engage with nature

Key things to read

How to get funding

Find out whether your project is eligible for funding.