Heritage lovers, environmental groups and conservationists could secure important funding and recognition for their work by entering this year’s Campaign for National Parks Park Protector Award, which is supported by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.
The £2,000 Park Protector Award is open to groups or individuals who are delivering projects, campaigns or activities in one or more of the 13 National Parks in England and Wales. Entries should either conserve or contribute to the biodiversity of an area, restore the natural or built heritage or successfully protect a region.
The charity are looking for initiatives that demonstrate impact, excellence in management and delivery, innovation – such as using new technologies, engagement of volunteers, funding models – and development and dissemination of best practice.
Fiona Howie, Campaign for National Parks Chief Executive, said: “There is so much fantastic work taking place across our National Parks and this is a brilliant opportunity for organisations to promote and showcase their projects.
“Last year’s winning projects were wonderful examples of how innovation can help build understanding of the nature and culture in our Parks. It is important that projects like these get the recognition they deserve through the Park Protector Award so that they can inspire others to follow. I would really encourage people to enter.”
The deadline for entries is 17 July, visit: www.cnp.org.uk/park-protector-awards