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Over the past 75 years Friends of the Lake District has contributed towards over 600 projects throughout Cumbria, from school nature areas to major woodland creation projects. To browse through the grants we have awarded to see the kind of projects that we may support please click here.
The main types of project we have grant-aided include:
- Hedgerows: includes planting, laying and restoration
- Walls: building new walls, restoration and repair of dry stone walls
- Tree planting and woodlands: tree planting in woodlands, gardens, greens, schools etc as well as woodland regeneration and restoration (including planting native plant species)
- Path/Access/Bridges: includes repairs, new pathways and bridges, access for all and gate repair and renewal
- Wildlife Gardens: includes sensory, environmental awareness and community gardens, though the bulk is in school grounds
- Heritage features: includes restoration of features such as pumps, wells, cobbles,highway signs, stained-glass windows and includes restoration of listed buildings or ancient monuments etc.
- Land purchases: for other conservation and community organisations.
- Landscape restoration and enhancement: enhancement to landscape areas such as bogs and moors, also village greens, ponds, millennium gardens, play areas, other village areas and common land
- Interpretation/Local Design (eg. Parish Maps, Design Statements): information leaflets,information maps, development of Parish Plans etc.
- Sustainability Projects: recycling schemes and renewable energy projects
Restoration of Listed Walled Kitchen Garden Wall at Cumrew House
(before and after) grant aided in 2008