Tuesday 21 February 2017
The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is launching a £75,000 Community Grant Fund and 16 other projects on Friday 3 March at Hirst Priory in Crowle.
In addition to finding out about the funding, the launch event from 12pm to 2.30pm is an opportunity for local residents and groups to learn more about the projects.
People can get involved by volunteering or setting up their own project. Information on this will be available at the launch.
Projects will focus on the internationally important landscapes of Crowle, Thorne Hatfield Moors and will highlight the strong natural and cultural heritage to local people. The projects will range from providing better connections, such as building a bridge that will link Crowle and Thorne Moors to looking into heritage and landscape conservation.
The grant provides an opportunity for local communities to plan where they would like to deliver outcomes for the partnership scheme.
Grants should meet one of the following priorities:
- Heritage — restoring, accessing and recording local history, culture and nature
- Awareness and Understanding of Local Landscape — for residents and visitors
- Community Heritage Capacity — training communities to manage their heritage
- Legacy — getting volunteers involved
All projects applying for funding need to be located in the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase area.
From Friday 3 March 2017 until March 2021, a total of £15,000 will be available each year for groups to apply for.
The maximum amount per application is £2,000.
To register for the launch event or to take a look at the guidance for the funding, visit the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership website.
A buffet lunch will be provided from 12pm, which will provide a chance to network with other attendees. Presentations on the projects and funding will then take place between 1pm and 2.30pm.
The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is funded by North Lincolnshire Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural England and The Canal and Rivers Trust.
Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for Environment, said:
“The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is all about bringing communities together and getting people interested in their local landscape and cultural heritage.
“This £75,000 grant funding will encourage more community groups to get involved in the project over the next five years. If you have a project that fits in with the priorities, take a look at the partnership’s website for more details.
“The projects the partnership has planned will make a real difference to Crowle, Thorne and Hatfield Moors. All this work will be carried out with local communities’ involvement and young people will be encouraged to take part.
“If you have an interest in what the partnership is doing, go along to the launch event to find out more. You can register your interest on their website.”