World news – The second round of the £ 40 million Green Recovery Challenge fund opens


The Green Recovery Challenge fund now has grants of up to £ 2 million each to help the nation green the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced today (Tuesday, March 9) known.

The second round of the Green Recovery Challenge fund awards grants of up to £ 40 million to environmental organizations and their partners across England to create and maintain jobs while restoring nature and reducing climate change fight.

In November, nearly £ 40 million was awarded in the first round to 68 projects designed to help restore damaged habitats such as bogs, wetlands and forests, where over 800,000 trees will be planted.

“I’m excited to launch the second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund to launch more nature restoration, climate change mitigation, and thousands of job creation and preservation projects when society works for our Planets come together.

In the first round, we awarded grants for a variety of environmental projects, from planting trees to restoring moors to connecting people with green spaces, forests and protected landscapes. I encourage more organizations to apply so we can continue to make a real difference.

The fund is provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency.

“We are very excited to be working with Defra again to ensure that the nature and environmental sectors receive this continued support from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

« It is important that we build a number of environmentally friendly projects that protect and enhance our beautiful landscapes and wildlife, create jobs and have a positive impact on our wellbeing. »


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