Our partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Carlton Marshes by John Ferguson

Our partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Funding from players of the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, is one of Suffolk Wildlife Trust's most important sources of project funding and continues to help us achieve amazing things for people and wildlife.

What is the National Lottery Heritage Fund?

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. Since its inception in 1994, The Wildlife Trusts, including Suffolk Wildlife Trust, have worked closely with the 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 throughout the UK

Find out more: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/  

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, CEO The Wildlife Trusts

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Suffolk Wildlife Trust 

From the purchase and development of Foxburrow Farm (now one of the county's leading environmental learning centres) in 1995, to the pivotal decision to award a grant of more than £4 million (the second largest ever to a wildlife trust) to create a giant new nature reserve and visitor centre in the Broads National Park, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been at the forefront of the Trust's vision for a wilder Suffolk. Its support has fundamentally shaped the direction of the Trust, allowing more people than ever before the opportunity to get closer to nature in Suffolk.

35 Suffolk Wildlife Trust projects supported
£10 million granted to the Trust since 1995
£4.1 million granted in support of Carlton Marshes
1,300 acres of land bought for wildlife in Suffolk

Thank you from Suffolk to players of the National Lottery!

The projects featured below are not exhaustive, but offer a snapshot of all that has been achieved in Suffolk with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (so far!):

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