Charity and Voluntary Sector

NE: Thanks to £5.8m of new grants from the Access to Nature programme, thousands of people in towns & cities all over England will have the chance to improve green spaces in their area and get closer to nature on their doorsteps.  

The 29 new projects will work at the heart of communities to provide a host of volunteering opportunities, conservation training, events and group activities, as well as the improvement of often under-used and derelict land in our inner cities.
Access to Nature is funded through the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme and is run by Natural England, leading a consortium of 11 other organisations, who have helped shape & develop the programme. 
Press release ~ Access to Nature ~ Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme
BIG: This summer sees the launch of the fourth ‘Postcards from the Park’ 2010 competition - a national photography competition organised by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and parks charity GreenSpace.

It encourages everyone to get out & about in their local public park and photograph what they love most about it.  Categories include wildlife, heritage and people at play.
The overall winner will receive £1,000 of Jessops vouchers and finalists will be in with a chance of winning an overnight stay in London and seeing their photo exhibited at a London Gallery. The closing date is Sunday 1 August 2010.
Press release ~ ~ BIG ~ GreenSpace
Award Winning Cycle to Work Scheme