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£1.2million for Welsh environment

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has announced £1.2 million of funding to invest over the next two years in projects to improve the environment across Wales.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has announced £1.2 million of funding to invest over the next two years in projects to improve the environment across Wales.

The money will be available for third sector organisations and local authorities for projects on Wales’ most special sites, those designated as Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation.

 It can be used to match-fund projects that tackle key issues affecting these sites, focussing on five key areas, marine litter, invasive species, habitat loss and fragmentation, inadequate or inappropriate management of woodlands and reversing the damage done by inappropriate access and recreation

 Rhian Jardine, Head of Sustainable Communities from NRW, said:

“NRW’s purpose is to ensure that the environment and natural resources are maintained, enhanced and used. We know that we cannot do this alone and that there is enormous value in developing projects and partnerships.

“We’ll be particularly looking for innovative projects that combine conservation work on some of Wales’ most important sites with elements that deliver real improvements for the Welsh environment, people and economy.     

“This NRW funding builds on the £4.2m already offered to partners across Wales.

“NRW’s partnership officers will be happy to give preliminary advice should partners want to discuss ideas. They have a wealth of professional experience of project development.

“We received some interesting, inventive project ideas in our previous funding round, and I’m sure that our partners will be very imaginative as they work up projects that will address some key issues that face the Welsh environment.”

The application window is open until 7 September 2015.

For more information and guidance on how to apply.

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