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Jason Lock

We couldn't have done it without you

For the past 15 years, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside have been working to secure this site of national environmental importance, and restore habitats to their full potential.

Our amazing journey cost millions of pounds and would never have been possible without the support of our various partners and funders.

The £8.6 million of regeneration funding provided for the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Reserve project, was granted under ‘Newlands’ – a £59 million, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Forestry Commission programme aimed at transforming brownfield land into durable community woodland, acting as a catalyst for economic, social and environmental gain.

The Lancashire Environmental Fund awarded the project £496,750 for the development of the education facilities, hides and infrastructure on the site.

Tubney Charitable Trust granted us £350,000 for biodiversity.

Natural England DEFRA’s Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund awarded circa £300,000.

The Environment Agency granted £50,000 for the continued development of Brockholes.

The support of these funders helped make Brockholes a reality, as did the amazing support from our public appeal, which raised an amazing £63,000 – the most successful public appeal the Lancashire Wildlife Trust has ever run!

In August 2014 the Garfield Weston Foundation has awarded a grant of £50,000 towards making Brockholes even more special.  The money will help us to bring every visitor closer to nature and to showcase the very best of Lancashire, from magnificent views and wildlife to homemade tasty treats and special gifts.

Garfield Weston: £100,000 for interactive welcome centre

Greenbank Trust: £81,000 over three years for the development of the play area