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Conservation Projects Get A Boost From Nurture Lakeland's Visitor Giving Scheme
Twenty-seven conservation projects across Cumbria are beneficiaries of funding from responsible tourism organisation, Nurture Lakeland, which has this week shared out nearly £60,000 collected through its Visitor Giving scheme.
Nurture Lakeland collected £58,846.65 in just 6 months through creative Visitor Giving options operated by tourism and other businesses. Visitor Giving allows visitors to Cumbria to donate small sums which help protect the landscape, wildlife and communities that they enjoy during their visit. These small sums add up to a large total.
Projects which have received funding this week include Fix the Fells, Red Squirrels Northern England, Orton Community Woodland, Flora of the Fells, Dubwath Silver Meadows, Ullswater Paths and the Lake District Osprey Project. Many more projects are also being supported.
Nurture Lakeland's Fundraising Development Officer, Ruth Kirk, says, "We are delighted to have raised so much money through Visitor Giving. This allows us to support myriad projects across Cumbria, all of which contribute to keeping our landscape and its flora and fauna special.
"More and more businesses are now getting involved with Visitor Giving and there are many different ways of inviting small donations from visitors. Whatever your business, there is a way of setting up Visitor Giving which will benefit your business as well as looking after this special place people love to visit This is making the concept of Visitor Giving, which Nurture Lakeland established more than 18 years ago, vibrant and sustainable".
To find out more about either establishing a Visitor Giving scheme, or having a project considered for funding, please contact Ruth Kirk on 01539 822622.