We have been awarded support for the Beautiful Burial Ground Project, thanks to the Heritage Lottery fund.
The Beautiful Burial Ground Project will reveal the hidden heritage and wildlife of burial grounds across England and Wales.
Citizen scientists will be at the heart of the new project.
Despite brimming with natural, built and cultural heritage, burial grounds are surprisingly under-recorded. In particular there is scant biodiversity data; individual naturalists or groups rarely record here and when they do, records go into national systems which are not site specific but based on Ordinance Survey grid squares.
The project will address this, putting burial grounds literally on the heritage map by:
CfGA has been awarded £17,700 to develop the plans and apply for a full grant of £586,700.
The four-year project is expected to begin in January 2018.
Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund
The four year National Project ran from 2012 - 2016. It encouraged and supported people to conserve churchyards and burial grounds across England and Wales.
For a sumary of how the project went click HERE.
National Project comprised:
The project was funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Jean Jackson Charitable Trust, Patsy Wood Trust and Paul Getty Jnr Charity Trust.
Special time limited projects are developed and managed by Caring for God’s Acre to help with meeting the main aim of supporting the conservation of churchyards and burial grounds.
Presently there are two projects running:
Join the Churchyard Task Team volunteers. Discover new skills, care for country churchyards, and enjoy beautiful surroundings in good company. Click here for further information.
A three-year project running until 2013, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas. Click HERE to find out more about Sacred Spaces and Words and Wildplaces.