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

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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.

Habitats and species

Butterfly

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

Landscapes

Romney Marsh

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

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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.

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.

Programme

Trees Call to Action Fund

In support of the England Trees Action Plan, this fund will build capacity in organisations and partnerships to deliver projects regionally and nationally over the next three years.
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Publications

Nature Networks Fund decisions, October 2021

We are distributing the Nature Networks Fund in partnership with Welsh Government. The programme aims to strengthen the resilience of Wales’ network of protected land and marine sites, supporting a green recovery for nature and communities. Grants ranging from £53,000 to £500,000 have been awarded
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Projects

Green Valley Conservation and Heritage Project

A derelict site in Cynon Valley has been transformed into a community garden full of people, nature and wildlife – and is now the perfect place for boosting mental health.

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Projects

Pollinating the Peak

Staff, volunteers and participants on the Pollinating the Peak project are gaining a wellbeing boost from caring for bumblebees.