How trusts and foundations can support our work

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There are many grant-making organisations without which our work to protect London's wildlife would not be possible.

We could not deliver our important work across the capital without the generous support of a wide range of trusts and foundations, lottery distributors, landfill funders and other grant making bodies.

From community outreach to outdoor education to landscape conservation, our grant funders support a broad range of exciting and inspiring initiatives across the Trust, for the benefit of London’s people and wildlife.

If you are interested in finding out more about how your organisation could support the work of London Wildlife Trust, please contact Rosie Oldham – call 020 7261 0447 or email roldham@wildlondon.org.uk.

We are immensely grateful to all of our supporters. Just a few of these are featured below.
 

Current supporters of our work

 

Veolia Environmental Trust

Veolia Environmental Trust

Veolia Environmental Trust is funding our vital work at Camley Street Natural Park, a unique urban nature reserve, surrounded by significant new development in a bustling part of central London - between King's Cross and St Pancras. The woodland, grassland and wetland habitats including ponds, reedbed and marshy areas, provide a rich habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and plant life, while a visitor centre caters for the thousands who visit annually.

The site is currently closed whilst it is being redeveloped. The old building has been taken down and a new state of the art multi-purpose learning space is being built in its place. The site is also being relandscaped to ensure the more sensitive areas of the reserve will be protected from the high footfall that we are expecting when the site reopens. The money from Veolia Environmental Trust is going towards this essential work including creating a new meadow and hedgerow area, installing new paths and fencing and planting new trees.
 

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmee Fairbairn FoundationThe Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is supporting Water for Wildlife, a London-wide project to improve habitats and our knowledge of the waterbodies in the capital, and engaging volunteers across London in citizen science. The presence of dragonflies and damselflies is used as an indicator of the quality of freshwater habitats such as lakes, canals and rivers; volunteers will monitor dragonfly and damselfly species to help us better understand the health of London’s waterbodies. The knowledge gained through this project will be used to guide practical habitat improvements at 20 sites across London.

 

 

National Lottery Heritage Foundation

Heritage Lottery FundA grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is enabling us to deliver Keeping it Wild, our new youth focused project which will empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in nature conservation and wildlife, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wild spaces. 

The project will run for 3 years and is being delivered in partnership with London Youth, Headliners and the John Muir Trust. Young Londoners from a range of backgrounds have the opportunity to take part in five different activity strands, with the programme path tailored – by young people themselves – to best suit their needs, interests and age group.
 

 

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Stavros Niarchos FoundationThe Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is providing generous support towards the construction and fit-out of our new learning and visitor centre at Camley Street Natural Park, due to be built in 2018. This will replace the current structures at the reserve, which are over 30 years old and no longer fit for purpose. It will enable us to increase our capacity to reach over 7,000 adults, children and young people per year through an activity programme of conservation volunteering, outdoor education, community outreach and adult education events.

The new learning centre will be fully accessible and SNF's support of the building’s multi-purpose learning space will enable us to create the nature ambassadors and urban conservationists of the future.

Heathrow Communities Fund


Through the Heathrow Communities for Tomorrow fund we will be delivering 66 conservation volunteering opportunities for people local to Yeading Brook Meadows, Ickenham Marsh and Ten Acre Wood in Hillingdon, west London. The volunteers will be able to take part in a variety of activities on the sensitive areas of the reserve including clearing scrub and managing invasive species.

 


The reserves are a mix of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows and support species such as water vole, bank vole, kingfishers, kestrels, buzzards and red kites.
 

D'Oyly Carte Foundation


A generous grant from the D'Oyly Carte Foundation will allow us to undertake a hydrological survey of Crane Park Island located in Richmond. This survey will allow us to understand how water is flowing through the island and what work needs to be undertaken to ensure the island stays wet. This is essential as the island is home to a population of rare water voles who need wet riverside habitat and the plants found there for their survival.