North Lincolnshire Council

Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership

The The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase (IoAHC) Landscape Partnership belongs to a growing number of schemes funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which aim to make a difference to how people perceive, appreciate and care for distinctive landscapes across the UK.

The Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP) has been successfully approved by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the partnership has been awarded £1.84m funding taking the total project budget to just over £3m.

Over five years, 16 individual projects will be delivered by a project team and by the support of local volunteers, groups and partners. There will be three themes: peatlands and wetlands, time and place, and community connections.

Area of benefit

Local groups and individuals are encouraged to learn more about the scheme and to support the activities however they can. The Partnership needs the help of volunteers to help achieve their aims and outcomes. Volunteers will get to the opportunity to learn new heritage skills and attend training sessions and workshops. Volunteers will be able to participate in a variety of activities, some of which include: archaeological investigations, conducting wildlife surveys and assisting with events.

For more information about volunteering opportunities, contact Laura Smith-Higgins on

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership Community Grant is available to local communities, land owners, groups, societies and forums that are all within the Landscape Partnership area of benefit.

Applicants can apply for a maximum of £2,000 with a total of £15,000 available for applications every financial year. We are encouraging applicants to provide match funding to assist their application; it is possible for volunteer time to be included as match.

The Landscape Partnership have a number of priorities relating to their scheme and therefore community projects will also need to be able to demonstrate they meet one or more of these priorities:

  • Heritage – Helping to restore, increase access to or increase recording of heritage. This includes local history, culture and nature.
  • Awareness and understanding of local landscape – Increasing the opportunity for residents and visitors to gain a better awareness and understanding of their local landscape.
  • Community heritage capacity – Providing training and opportunities for communities to develop skills and affectively manager their heritage.

To find out more, visit the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership Community Grant webpage.

Helpful documents:


To discuss a project please contact:

Paul Schofield – Landscape Project Manager
07814 228229

For more information about the Landscape Partnership visit The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership website or email the team on