Landscapes, parks and nature
Since 1994 we have awarded £2billion to 4,700 land, nature and biodiversity projects across the UK.
Protecting the environment is one of our four Heritage 2033 investment principles.
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 climate crisis
The heritage sector has an important role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate change. Find out more about what we're doing to tackle the climate crisis.
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, gardens and cemeteries. Here's how our funding can help look after them.
Transport for Wales (TfW) boosted biodiversity and encouraged wildlife at 25 railway stations and five community sites.
Dilapidated playgrounds and open urban land was transformed into community spaces to create local places for nature and people.
South Riverside Community Development Centre (SRCDC) involved local people in nurturing nature and protecting wildlife, building leadership skills and creating a local plan for nature.
The Canal and River Trust’s project improved the condition of the Welsh stretch of the Montgomery Canal which is home to rare British wildlife species.
ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and Bangor University are restoring native oyster habitats in Conwy Bay to improve marine biodiversity, increase coastal resilience and re-connect people with their coastal heritage.
The Woodland Trust project is reconnecting people with the outdoors by using trees and woodlands to build a resilient landscape that’s a haven for wildlife.
Improved access and support for the community means that more people can discover this diverse natural landscape.