National Lottery Heritage Funds Jubilee Grant
06 Dec 2021 by Mazeline Hemmings
In June 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. To mark the milestone, the National Lottery Heritage Fund is committing £7m to help communities across the UK re-connect with nature and support young people to take their first step towards a career in natural heritage.
The investment will be divided between:
- £5m to help communities improve nature ‘on their doorstep’, particularly in economically and/or nature deprived areas. From wilding verges and sowing meadows, to digging ponds and creating highways for nature – we want to see green spaces flourish as a legacy of the Platinum Jubilee.
- £2m to support paid traineeships in a range of environmental charities for 70 young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. We know that people from diverse ethnic communities are under-served in the natural heritage sector. These traineeships will help young people develop skills and qualifications working with wildlife and nature, providing a lasting legacy for both the individuals and organisations.