We are delighted to announce that the National Lottery has awarded Caring for God’s Acre a £586,700 grant for the Beautiful Burial Ground Project.
This project will put burial grounds on the map, by revealing the hidden heritage and wildlife of burial grounds across England and Wales.
Citizen scientists will be at the heart of the activity.
By creating a lasting and accessible record of the built heritage, social history and biodiversity of thousands of these precious community sites, the project aims to encourage more people to visit them, and ensure they are cared for into the future.
During development the project received much support from existing volunteer recorders along with many heritage organisations including the National Biodiversity Network Trust, the Church in Wales, the Church of England, Historic England and Natural England. Caring for God’s Acre will now start working with these and over 40 other partner organisations across England and Wales to deliver this ambitious initiative.
The four-year project begins now.
Thank you Heritage Lottery Fund and all the players of the National Lottery for supporting us!
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.