Charity and Voluntary Sector

BIG: The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has awarded close to £1m to 251 environmental projects across the UK to enable them to showcase their work to engage more local people with nature and attract more volunteers. Many of the events funded will take place over the BBC Springwatch ‘Dirty Weekend’ (6 - 7 June), which will see people up & down the country joining in to do their bit for nature.
 
Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “Through these latest grants, people of all ages can go along to Lottery-funded events to learn about nature and to appreciate the difference a ‘Breathing Place’ can make to their community and local wildlife”.
Press release ~ BBC Springwatch ‘Dirty Weekend’ ~ Big Lottery Fund ~ Full list of Breathing Places grants ~ BBC Springwatch
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