The Heart of England Forest is delighted to receive a grant for £16,465 from the Postcode Local Trust, a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
“This grant will allow us to create wildlife watching opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, including those who may not usually be able to access the natural environment. We will be installing an accessible wildlife watching hide, allowing us to see the creatures that live in the Forest, such as badgers and foxes, as well as buying bat detectors and equipment to attract and identify moths, butterflies and insects,” said Chief Executive of the Heart of England Forest, Beth Brook.
“Spending time outdoors has been shown to have a positive effect on our physical and mental health and wellbeing as well as having huge impacts on children’s learning, behaviour and achievement. Funding from the Postcode Local Trust will also allow us to create new ways for people to get involved in the natural environment through installing orienteering and nature trails, a dedicated den building area, camp fire and storytelling area. In addition, there will be opportunities for people to get involved through volunteering to install the trails, providing further opportunities to learn new skills.”
If you would like to find out more about volunteering on this project, then please visit https://www.heartofenglandforest.com/get-involved/volunteering/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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