Our partnership with Heritage Lottery 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 Heritage Lottery Fund?
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) 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 Heritage Lottery Fund has invested a total of £7.1bn in 40,000 heritage projects throughout the 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
Heritage Lottery 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, Heritage Lottery 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.
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 Heritage Lottery Fund (so far!):
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