Norfolk Wildlife Trust is now proceeding with its vision for NWT Cley Marshes, including the acquisition of land in the Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape
and building the new Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education centre.
This has been possible thanks to unprecedented support from our members and other donors and a confirmed Heritage Grant of £1.5million from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
With this support in place, NWT purchased Pope’s Marsh in November 2013. Originally, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation acquired the land giving NWT 22 months to raise the £1million to complete the purchase. With the support of our members, Heritage Lottery Fund and many funders
, we have been able to purchase the land nine months ahead of the deadline.