The Wildlife Trusts are fortunate to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery; a charitable cash lottery in the UK where participants play using their postcodes. Tickets cost £2, with a minimum of 30% being awarded to charities like ours.
The funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is supporting a wide range of Wildlife Trust projects, providing educational programmes for school children, an osprey protection programme, funding of rangers and a whole host of public events.
During 2015, with further funding from players, Wildlife Trusts in Birmingham, Leicester and Manchester have given 2,000 inner city school children and their families regular opportunities to spend time in nature through a series of Forest School activities. In 2016, through the generosity and continued support of players, we are able fund further outdoor learning projects across Bristol, London and Nottinghamshire. Here's how players' funding is helping us connect children and their families with nature across the UK.
Now in 2017, we are happy to say once again that thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are able to continue work at our established Trusts, and also fund upcoming Forest School projects at Wildlife Trusts in Sheffield and Warwickshire. We are extremely excited to be moving forward with this project and look forward to sharing our updates with you. Here's how players' funding is helping us connect children and their families with nature across the UK.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are providing opportunities to school children and young families to experience the benefits of actively engaging with nature through their Woodland Workshops.
Bailey talks us through his day at Forest School which took place on Broadhurst Park in Moston, Manchester. Lancashire Wildlife Trust installed an outdoor learning area and Forest School site at the park after an invite from Manchester City Council and funding from People's Postcode Lottery players.
Bailey's school continues to teach their own Forest School sessions independently after they received training as part of the funding.
EcoPark, Small Heath
Watch Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust's fantastic forest school work at Ecopark, Small Heath, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Nick Baker came to see what it's like and lead some children in activities to explore wildlife there. More than 150,000 of our members belong to our junior branch, Wildlife Watch.
Scottish Wildlife Trust are educating thousands of children about Scotland's fantastic variety of wildlife and providing protection for wildlife, including threatened birds of prey, the peregrine, at Falls of Clyde.