All budgets are continuously under threat and Natural England’s is no exception. The time they can spend on the reserve and the funds they have available for specific projects will continue to decrease at least in the short to medium term. As a government agency they are restricted in what funding they can seek from other sources and organisations . These restrictions do not apply to the Friends.
We therefore have an opportunity to enhance the reserve with sourcing finances for specific projects that support Natural England’s management plan. Raising these funds and applying for grants and funding from other organisations is an extremely useful way you could help the reserve to flourish and improve without getting cold, wet or even your hands dirty (apart from perhaps the odd ink stain).
If you feel able to contribute in this aspect of work for the Friends then please contact us or to find out more come an join us at the AGM on 16th January.