The ‘New Life on the Old West’ project is a project being developed by Cambridgeshire ACRE, working closely with a number of organisations and community groups who have a stake in the conservation, land management and development of community green space assets in the landscape either side of the Old West River.
Cambridgeshire ACRE has put a c. £800K funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund in August 2017, under their Heritage Grant scheme.
The project aims to improve community green spaces and create a series of small-scale habitat improvements in the arable landscape, on the extensive ditch network and on community green spaces. Together, these will create a more resilient Fenland landscape, connecting up dispersed species and habitats, whilst creating demonstration sites for others to learn from.
The project also aims to provide a stronger connection with people’s green space assets and biodiversity on their doorstep, through a diverse education, events, citizen science and volunteering programme.
Latest news: Heritage Lottery Fund grants Cambridgeshire ACRE the New Life on the Old West project funding application! Read all about it: NLOW_Briefing.
Find our press release and further information about the project in our resources section.
About Cambridgeshire ACRE
As a local rural development charity Cambridgeshire ACRE has a long history of supporting a variety of programmes, assets and social enterprises at a community level, working with rural communities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Cambridgeshire ACRE focuses on developing projects and providing products and services that really make a difference to local people as they work in their own communities. Partnership development is the typical approach to engage a wide range of organisations at a local level that have not necessary worked together before, to create new opportunities and help partnerships reach their full potential.
About our partners:
The New Life on the Old West project is being developed and facilitated by Cambridgeshire ACRE on behalf of a group of partners – see Resources and Downloads for a list of the partners involved in developing this project.