The fund aims to help create up to 3,000 jobs and safeguard up to 2,000 others in areas such as protecting species, finding nature-based solutions to tackling climate change, conservation rangers and connecting people with nature. Up to 100% of project costs will be available.
The fund will be delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
All projects must contribute to at least one of the following themes of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund:
- nature conservation and restoration;
- nature-based solutions, particularly focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation such as through tree planting and restoring peat-land; and,
- connecting people with nature.
The deadlines are quite soon:
- 24 September – for expressions of interest for applications for grants of £250,000 – £5 million.
- 2 October for applications for grants from £50,000 – £250,000.
More information is available on the government website and from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.