Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. The company employs over 4,000 people and supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million domestic and business customers in the East of England and Hartlepool.
Anglian Water is committed to protecting and enhancing the species and habitats on its sites and across the region.
As part of this commitment, the company has set up the Anglian Water Flourishing Environment Fund to make grants to support projects that directly conserve wetland habitats and species.
Grants between £2,000 to £10,000 will be awarded.
The funding will provide grants that enhance the status of wetland habitats and/or wetland species. To qualify, the target habitats and species should be those of principal importance, as defined by Section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act – see list below. Projects should take place within the Anglian Water and Hartlepool Water Regions – see maps below. The region includes coastal habitats above low tide.
The fund will cover:
• Land purchase
• Habitat creation and restoration
• Species conservation
• Interpretation, as a small proportion of a wider project
• Equipment needed to deliver the project
• Reasonable travel expenses
The fund will not cover
• Surveys, except as a small proportion of a wider project, for example when a project requires a protected species survey in order to comply with the law
• Interpretation-only projects
• Legal fees
• Planning fees
Norfolk Wildlife Trust was awarded a grant to purchase 7 head of British White cattle as part of a project to restore the rare mire communities of the Gaywood Valley Living Landscape
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Ltd were awarded a grant to improve the wildfowl interest and floristic diversity of Stanground Wash
The British Trust for Ornithology was awarded a grant to enhance wetland habitats for species in and along sections of the River Little Ouse by introducing woody debris to create variable currents, back
waters and gravel shoals
The River Lark Catchment Partnership was awarded a grant to increase biodiversity in the River Lark by installing revetments, bank side wildflower planting and tree planting
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust was awarded a grant towards purchase of 384 acres of former marshland on the outskirts of Lowestoft
The Little Ouse Headwaters Project was awarded a grant to restore natural and resilient processes within the highly modified chalk stream river, improve water quality and enhance the mosaic of river
habitats for biodiversity
Entire Anglian Water Region including Cambridgeshire (see maps)