A FIRST-OF its kind competitive grant in Wales offering Delivery Grants between £50,000 and £250,000 to support peatland restoration is now open.
The new competitive Delivery Grants has a total funding pot of £500,000 and we’re looking for applicants with a plan ready to action peatland restoration – from habitat recovery to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The aim of peatland restoration is to address the climate and nature emergencies, as our Chief Executive, Clare Pillman, explains:
“Work by partners and ourselves has shown significant impact in the restoration work to date. Yet 90% of peatlands are still considered to be in a deteriorating condition and emitting greenhouse gases, and so we cannot rest on our laurels.
“I’m pleased to see that landowners and farmers can now consider a new funded pathway to peatland restoration, through this new Delivery Grant.”
The Delivery Grant can be applied for through the National Peatland Action Programme webpage.