From the Bumblebee Conservation Trust:
BREAKING NEWS – Fundraising success
We have just heard the fantastic news that we have received £340,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in support of our three-year Bees for Everyone project.
This funding adds to grants and donations from Scottish Natural Heritage, an anonymous CAF donor and several other generous supporters. It takes us to within reach of our fundraising target.
The Bees for Everyone project is only now beginning, but over the next three years this ambitious project will build on the most successful elements of our work to date in order to:
1) support rare bumblebees throughout the UK through active conservation work to safeguard, restore and create valuable bumblebee habitats
2) raise public awareness of the importance of bumblebees and the problems that they face, inspiring individual action
In practical terms, as the project progresses, this will mean more flower-rich habitat, more events, more opportunities for learning and participation and significant improvements and refinements in many other areas.
There is a lot of hard work ahead before we reach these aims, but we nevertheless hope that you will join us in celebrating this significant success. Thank you to everyone who has played a role in supporting our work to date.
Dr. Ben Darvill
Chief Executive Officer
BBCT would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following funders:
The Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage, Anonymous CAF donor, John Spedan Lewis Foundation, S G Charitable Trust, Ernest Cook Trust, Ernest Kleinwort CT