Resilient Heritage

TVNP Blossoms Thanks to National Lottery Support

Thanks to £10,000 of National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under the Resilient Heritage Grant fund. The partnership has had almost a year for review, reflection and research and on the way gained new supporters and a higher profile for a partnership that will contribute to ensuring the future of nature and wildlife across the Tees Valley.

Building on our existing success the review identified new opportunities and priorities too. These are detailed in our new business plan which in turn has helped us secure further funding to run the partnership until March 2020.

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Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will help to develop a partnership that is confident, sufficiently resourced and accountable. This comes at a key time in the recent evolution of the Tees Valley with the new Tees Valley Combined Authority and South Tees Development Corporation. By strengthening the nature partnership, it (we?) can give a clear and loud collective voice to nature to ensure it is protected, enhanced with new opportunities for people to appreciate it. This will assist these key organisations in delivering positive change in the Tees Valley.

Commenting on the award, Timothy Crawshaw, Chair of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership said: “We are thrilled to have received this support, thanks to National Lottery players all the organisations and groups involved in nature across the Tees Valley will be able work more effectively together to help ensure a bright future for our nature and wildlife”.

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