Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership

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The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase (IoAHC) Landscape Partnership is a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) scheme that aims to reconnect residents with their local landscapes and cultural heritage.

Lead by North Lincolnshire Council, but working in partnership with many other organisations including, Natural England, Doncaster Metropolitan Council, Crowle Peatland Railway and the Canal & River Trust.

Over five years, starting in late 2016, sixteen individual projects will be delivered in the area, working with local volunteers, groups and partners.

There are three core themes:

• Peatlands and Wetlands; Projects focused on the restoration and understanding of Peatlands and Wetlands.
• Time and Place; Projects focused on the areas cultural heritage.
• Community Connections; Project focused on making landscape and heritage more accessible.

We run workshops, training sessions and events, details of which are available on our website and Facebook page .

If you would like an information leaflet about the Partnership, what we do and how you can get involved, please contact us.

Search our interactive map to see works, research, events, notable projects, monuments and historic areas of interest in the project area.

Further information

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, please email landscapepartnership@northlincs.gov.uk

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 email landscapepartnership@northlincs.gov.uk.

For more information about the Landscape Partnership visit The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership website.