Monday, May 5, 2014

Bee Project Receives Lottery Funding

Organizers at the Winchester-based charity Learning through Landscapes were buzzing with excitement last week when the charity was awarded a £1.3 million grant, from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to help further their project to make schools more bee-friendly.

The money will be used to help transform the grounds of 260 schools, and make them more welcoming to bees, by installing bee houses and bug hotels.

Bees play a vital role in crop pollination, but their numbers are on the decline and Learning through Landscapes hope their "Polli:Nation" project will help rectify the situation and secure the future of British bees.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing a share of the funds raised by UK National Lottery Good Causes. HLF grants are awarded to projects designed to sustain and transform the British Heritage.