The National Lottery Heritage Fund

How we're funded

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Hollybed Farm Meadows © Wendy Carter

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is one of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's most important sources of income and has helped us to achieve many amazing things for people and wildlife over the years.

The National Lottery – and with it National Lottery funding for good causes like heritage, arts, sport and charities – was established in 1994. Every ticket sold contributes funds to good causes across the UK.

About the The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK.

Since its creation in 1994, The Wildlife Trusts have worked closely with The National Lottery Heritage Fund to connect people to nature and each other, save precious wildlife-rich places, create new woodlands, wetlands, meadows and many other habitats and protect rare and endangered species.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has invested a total of £7.1bn in 40,000 heritage projects. The hundreds of Wildlife Trust projects across the UK supported by the The National Lottery Heritage Fund have benefited thousands of people from all walks of life – helping them to experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives; from children and young people to older generations; from those living in urban areas to those in the countryside, or by the coast.

 

How The National Lottery Heritage Fund has helped Worcestershire's wildlife

Some of our projects that have received funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund are...

Hardwick Green Meadows

In 2018 we received a grant of £197,000 for the purchase of an internationally important collection of wildflower meadows in the Malvern Chase area along with the delivery of a programme of community engagement activities including oral history, schools work and a cycle route around the historic meadows network.

Stories from our volunteers

In 2018 we received a grant of £10,000 for an oral history project gathering stories from our volunteers to mark our 50th anniversary.

Blackhouse Wood

In 2015 we received a grant of £84,440 to purchase Blackhouse Wood, a 38.5 hectare ancient, semi-natural woodland in the Malvern Hills AONB.

Hollybed Farm Meadows

A grant of £65,900 in 2014 allowed us to purchase and restore this unusually large 16 hectare traditional grassland site located just south of Castlemorton Common, in the Malvern Hills District.

Working with communities

In 2009 we received a grant of £50,000 to increase engagement of communities with their local nature reserves.

Naunton Court Fields

A grant of £50,000 in 2007 enabled us to purchase and restore these two nationally important arable fields at Naunton Beauchamp.

Tiddesley Wood

In 2006 we received a grant of £13,700 to restore the ancient orchard at Tiddesley Wood – one of the few remaining plum orchards in the Vale of Evesham.

Players of the National Lottery are helping Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK give a new lease of life to wildlife and wild places, and ignite the passions of individuals and communities to care for the wildlife on their doorstep.
Stephanie Hilborne OBE
The Wildlife Trusts