Hickling Broad, photo by Richard Osbourne

Broads’ projects get more than £10,000 to keep the National Park special

Monday 25 June, 2018

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has received £1,200 for buoyancy aids and education resources for children to experience wetlands by boat at NWT’s Hickling and Ranworth Broads from Love The Broads, a charity set up by the Broads Trust to help to keep the Broads special.

We are one of 11 exciting projects which will benefit wildlife, education and tourism within the National Park. The others are:
  • Whitlingham Charitable Trust - £900 towards a Sculpture Trail at Whitlingham Country Park.
  • Rockland St Mary’s Poor Trust - £680 towards the replacement of a footbridge at Rockland St Mary Staithe car park
  • Bure Navigation Conservation Trust - £1,100 for an information board at Coltishall Lock
  • Wherry Maud Trust - £250 towards the purchase of a generator for independent electricity supply.  
  • Broads Authority -  £1,500 for an augmented reality sandbox, an educational tool to raise awareness of water and the environment.
  • Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park - £213 for planting of native species around the wildlife pond at Nicholas Everitt Park
  • Norfolk Schools Sailing Association - £1,154 to provide equipment to support sail training for young people
  • Museum of the Broads - £192 for a wheelchair to access a new electric trip boat
  • Hall Farm Cottages, Ludham - £550 towards the purchase of an all-terrain wheelchair
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Yacht Owners Association - £1,500 for marketing materials to encourage sailing on the Broads for all.
Nik Khandpur, Head of Development at NWT said “We are thrilled to be one of the projects that has received a grant from Love the Broads. This grant will help children discover the wonderful wildlife of the Broads."

The grants of more than £10,000 were raised in many successful ways. 75 tourism business partners from across the Broads invite their guests and visitors to make donations to the fund, members pay an annual fee and generous legacies have also been received from people who have fond memories of time spent on the Broads. 

Peter Howe, a Trustee of the Broads Trust, said:  “We are delighted, once again, to be able to award grants to many excellent projects within the Broads National Park. Love the Broads has demonstrated that there is a real desire and determination to ensure that it remains special for the future. By making a small donation to Love the Broads, visitors and residents can see how they can make a real difference”.
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