The Big Lottery Fund awarded a grant in 2017 which financed major improvements to the access paths and facilities around the reserve, benefitting in particular people with impaired mobility.
Shropshire Council provides ongoing technical support and know-how but also delivers capital items such as the car park.
The Postcode Local Trust has awarded three grants over the past three years. The first in 2016 funded the improvements to the ponds and wetlands, while the second award in 2017 facilitated the purchase of the bird hide, 16 high quality nest boxes and 60m of mixed species hedging.
Early in 2018 the third grant was awarded. This enabled us to remodel a prominent copse which had restricted biodiversity due to a dense tree canopy, thus limiting light levels within. The copse was severely thinned and replanted with a range of native trees and shrubs.
Shropshire Towns & Rural Housing has also awarded three grants:
The first grant allowed us to purchase two litter bins, which was followed in 2016 by a grant for a wheelchair-friendly picnic table. In 2018 STAR Housing funded the purchase of 800 hawthorn dominant, mixed species hedging plants which were planted around the small meadow.
A large grant from SITA Trust in 2014 provided the initial capital to fund vital infrastructure improvements at the reserve.
THE GEORGE, BRIDGNORTH assists in both our fund-raising, by hosting our annual quiz, and has donated unwanted picnic tables.
A donation funded the purchase of signs and posts.
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