Published: 26th Feb 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and Scottish Natural Heritage have launched the Biodiversity Challenge Fund (BCF) with funding of up to £2m to support large-scale projects which will improve the health and resilience of the natural environment. The first year of the fund is now open, with up to £1m of investment available in 2019/20. Successful projects must show how they will address the key challenges faced by the UK’s landscapes and nature, including how they will reconnect people with nature, develop skills that create new sources of income and create better-connected and more resilient habitats for nature. Since 1994 the Lottery has invested £1.6bn in landscape and nature projects, including over £950m in urban parks and cemeteries. Riona McMorrow, Acting Head of the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Scotland, welcomed the new Fund: ‘Thanks to funds raised by players of the National Lottery and the launch of the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)