Green Recovery at Wimpole
As part of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, Wimpole has received £1.3m from Defra to develop its cultural landscape and deliver a wide range of benefits for nature, carbon and people. The Green Recovery Fund will help to create and restore habitats, support solutions to tackle climate change and connect people with nature.
What is the Green Recovery Project?
The Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term, competitive fund to kickstart the process of nature recovery, start to address the climate crisis, and help create and retain thousands of green jobs. The £40 million fund has been distributed to support projects that are ready to deliver and focus on nature restoration, nature-based solutions and connecting people with nature.
The 'Historic Landscapes' programme has been awarded £3.85 million by Defra as part of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The funding will kickstart a programme of work, worth over £4.7 million, to enhance nature and start to combat the effects of climate change in five of the most significant historic landscapes in the care of the National Trust, including Wimpole Estate.
Wimpole's work towards a green recovery
Through the ‘Historic Landscapes’ programme, Wimpole has received £1.3m in funding. Work as part of the green recovery project will focus on three areas, nature conservation and restoration, tackling climate change and connection people with nature.
- With £1.3 million in funding from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund
- We'll be creating new habitats, including 45 hectares of new woodland
- as well as 51 hectares of new wood pasture
- and 46 hectares of agroforestry, helping to conserve and restore nature