Pennine Prospects have been commissioned to support the Canal & River Trust in putting together a funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new project. It is called Calder Valley Rising and will aim to carry out projects and activities across the Valley working in partnership with local communities, volunteers, local authorities and the Environment Agency. Your views and ideas will shape this funding application. You can have your input via a survey that will take just a few minutes to complete.
Heritage Lottery Funding under this programme has, in the past, funded landscape or ecological restoration alongside initiatives to improve access, to engage/ inspire communities and offer training/ learning opportunities. It would run for 5 years and would compliment rather than replicate other initiatives such as the Calder Valley Flood Action Plan through support to communities and voluntary organisations. The area covered broadly follows the Calder Valley and its associated waterways from Todmorden as far as Dewsbury
This bid is competitive nationally. To be successful the Canal & Rivers Trust will work with partners and communities from Todmorden to Dewsbury to harness the enthusiasm and knowledge people have for their built and natural environment. Initially focused on our waterways we want to look at restoration of both built and natural heritage valley-wide.
By completing this short questionnaire, you will help them reflect the views and aspirations of people who live and work in the Calder Valley and make it more likely that they will successfully secure funding to improve our shared environment. Without your support their bid is unlikely to be successful.