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Biffaward offers £7 million over three years for biodiversity

Howard Lake | 21 July 2007 | News

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Biffaward, the landfill tax credits fund, is encouraging more environmental and community groups to apply for funding to help protect and rebuild the UK’s biodiversity: up to £2.4 million a year will be available over the next three years.

Biffaward is a national fund, managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, which uses landfill tax credits to support worthwhile community and biodiversity projects. Over the last 10 years, Biffaward has supported more than 1,000 projects with £85 million of funding.

Although this includes many biodiversity projects which are already benefiting nature in the UK, Biffaward aims to expand the proportion of funding available to projects designed to benefit UK species and habitats.


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Martin Bettington, Chairman of Biffaward, said: “The UK’s ecosystems are facing ever greater challenges and we want to encourage more funding applications which are going to help our wildlife. Biffaward’s support for projects such as The Great Fen and the Lower Lee Otter Project show that funding can play a vital role in restoring habitats and protecting species.

“However we feel that we are not receiving as many applications from environmental groups as we would like. So over the coming months we will be aiming to increase awareness of the funds available for biodiversity projects and I hope that many more groups will be encouraged to apply to us in the future.”

Biffaward can help all kinds of biodiversity projects, large and small, with funding available from £5,000 to £500,000.