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23 DEC

Funding boosts for three Moorlands projects

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Three projects in the Moorlands have been granted funding by the Government. The Kenelm Youth Trust (which is based at Alton Castle) and Churnet Valley Railway are both set to benefit from the latest round of cash hand-outs from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Three projects in the Moorlands have been granted funding by the Government.

The Kenelm Youth Trust (which is based at Alton Castle) and Churnet Valley Railway are both set to benefit from the latest round of cash hand-outs from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Meanwhile, the Moors for the Future partnership is set to benefit from funding handed out by the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme.

The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Nearly 140 heritage organisations are set to share £15.5 million from the Government’s third-round of the Culture Recovery Fund and in the Moorlands, the Kenelm Youth Trust has been awarded £192,000 and the Churnet Valley Railway, £99,600.

Meanwhile, through the Nature for Climate Fund, the Government is looking to invest more than £50 million in peatland restoration, with a target to restore 35,000 hectares, by 2025.

Over £4.5 million has been awarded to ten ‘Discovery Grant’ projects across England, supporting them to begin the foundation work needed to bring up to 42,000 hectares of peatland under restoration

The project will be led by the Peak District National Park Authority, in collaboration with regional water utilities, wildlife trusts and the Ministry of Defence.

The Moors for the Future partnership was awarded £935,000 to begin preparation for restoration of up to 14,310 hectares of blanket bog in the south-west Pennines and the Dark Peak.

The project will develop detailed restoration proposals for 63 sites, engaging with stakeholders and addressing evidence and knowledge gaps in the restoration process.

MP for the Staffordshire Moorlands Karen Bradley has welcomed the news about all three organisations within the Moorlands set to benefit from these funding initiatives.

Mrs Bradley said: “It is fantastic news that organisations in the Moorlands are getting this vital support. Huge congratulations to all concerned.”

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