Welcome to the website for the New Life on the Old West project. This website will tell you all you need to know about the development of a new Heritage Lottery Fund bid for a project to strengthen resilience in Cambridgeshire Fens’ Natural Heritage and Communities.


Latest news (09 Jan 2019): We are now recruiting for the member of staff who will lead the development of the second stage application. The New Life on the Old West Project Officer (based in Ely) is a full-time role required in post asap. The initial period of employment is for 12 months, with a possible extension for a further three years subject to the second stage funding application being successful. Full details can be found on Cambridgeshire ACRE’s website here.


08 Jan 2018, news: the Heritage Lottery Fund has granted Cambridgeshire ACRE the stage 1 funding bid for the New Life on the Old West project. Read all about it here:

Press release_New Life on the Old West_Project_CACRE_08 Jan 2018


18 August 2017: we have just successfully submitted the funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund! Fingers crossed and we may be able to make substantial improvements for local wildlife and communities between 2018 and 2022!


If you need more information and can’t find what you wanted then please call or email us for a chat.

Also, do have a look (or like/follow!) us on our dedicated project’s Twitter (@NewLifeOldWest) and Facebook (@newlifeontheoldwest) accounts


The Old West River, at Earith's Hermitage Lock. Image Cambridgeshire ACRE

The Old West River, at Earith’s Hermitage Lock. Image Cambridgeshire ACRE