As the recent UK State of Nature report shows, these habitats and species are in trouble, with 56% of UK species in decline.
We are committed to engaging people and communities to take an active role in helping to identify, conserve and manage our natural heritage.
What has HLF done for nature?
Over 70,000 people have volunteered, trained or worked in the conservation sector through HLF funded projects
Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF has supported £548million of projects aimed at improving biodiversity including helping nature conservation organisations to purchase of nearly 80,000 hectares of land.
To understand the scale of impact we've had, we spoke to nature conservationists and analysed grant award data for our What has HLF done for nature? research report.
'HLF sees our support for natural heritage as a vital area of work'Sir Peter Luff, HLF Chair
Yorkshire's Back Garden is our campaign highlighting awareness of Yorkshire and the Humber's beautiful landscapes and wildlife.
Find out about other projects we've funded:
Cornwall's marine heritage
Your Shore worked across five Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas to provide activities to help local people understand why they must look after the sea and its wildlife.
Kent Heritage Trees
This project has been designed to increase people’s physical access to, and understanding of, heritage trees across Kent.
Urban river enhancement scheme
The Brun and Calder rivers were largely hidden and neglected. This community-led project breathed new life into them and helped bring salmon to the river for the first time in decades.