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Cash award for National Park projects

Thursday 5 July 2018

MillstonesProjects to protect or enhance the Peak District National Park have the chance to win a £2000 grant to help their work.

The grant is offered by the Campaign for National Parks (CNP) in its annual Park Protector Award, which celebrates and supports projects to protect National Parks in England and Wales.

Judges will be looking for innovative projects which are making big differences to National Parks.

These could include: biodiversity improvement; restoration of historic buildings; restoration of natural landscapes; protecting or campaigning against a threat; rural skills; volunteering and youth engagement.

A community science project in the Peak District National Park took the top prize in 2017. The project monitors wildlife in the National Park, looking at the effects of climate change and other issues.

The Peak District National Park’s chief executive Sarah Fowler said: “We are dedicated to protecting the UK’s original National Park and value the support we receive from local projects.

“I would urge people involved in projects to sustain and preserve the Peak District to highlight their hard work through the Park Protector Award.”

Fiona Howie, chief executive of Campaign for National Parks, said: “The Park Protector Award is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate amazing projects happening across the English and Welsh National Parks. The Ramblers Holiday Charitable Trust and Campaign for National Parks urge you to submit a nomination if you know of or are involved in a project doing important work.”

The closing date for nominations is July 31. Information on how to apply can be found at www.cnp.org.uk/news.

The Award, sponsored by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, celebrates the work being done to protect and improve National Parks across England and Wales with the winner receiving a £2,000 bursary and a runner up receiving £500 courtesy of Breedon Group.

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