Landscapes, parks and nature
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
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.
Find out more
Discover what projects we fund, and what you could do with our investment.
Habitats and species
We support projects that conserve and enhance habitats and protect and preserve the UK's precious species.
We expect successful projects to show how they will address the key challenges faced by the UK's landscapes and nature.
Public parks and urban green spaces
Public parks are facing a severe reduction in funding from local authorities. This is how we can help your parks and urban green spaces.
Gardens and cemeteries
The UK is world renowned for its wealth of historic designed parks and gardens. Here's how our funding can help look after them.
Despite challenges during the pandemic, The Wilderness project shows how older people’s wellbeing can be improved by actively restoring and engaging with natural heritage.