In May 2015 the Friends of Mottey Meadows were awarded £3,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The grant is towards a hedgerow restoration fund which will reinstate a historic meadow boundary hedge on the Meadows, these hedges are an essential landscape character feature of the National Nature Reserve.
Commenting on the award, Wes Weate (Chairman FOMM) “It’s marvellous news that we have been awarded this grant and we eagerly anticipate the ancient hedgerow being replanted and restored. We love where we live and we are delighted we can share even more of our precious and historic natural resource with others. We hope the restoration will be completed by November of this year.”
Sharing Heritage is for any not-for-profit group wanting to explore their community’s heritage. With a commitment from HLF of £3m each year, Sharing Heritage grants between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to groups who want to discover their local heritage. Projects can cover a wide spectrum of subject matter from exploring local archaeology and a community’s cultures and traditions to identifying and recording local wildlife and protecting the surrounding environment to managing and training volunteers, and holding festivals and events to commemorate the past.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 36,000 projects with £5.9bn across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk. Images available on request.