From majestic mountains to open countryside and windswept coasts, Landscape Partnerships conserve areas of distinctive landscape character.
Landscapes are an important part of our past and play an important part in our lives today. The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership scheme conserves these special areas and gets more people involved in understanding and looking after them for the long term. Since 2003, HLF has committed grant-aid totalling £177m to 99 Landscape Partnership schemes across the UK.
Landscape Partnership schemes put heritage conservation at the heart of rural and peri-urban regeneration. Local, regional and national organisations work together to make a real difference to landscapes and communities for the long term. They do this by conserving habitats at landscape-scale, promoting joined-up management, reviving long-lost skills, and much more. HLF-funded projects make a major contribution to work in the UK on implementing the European Landscape Convention.
Last autumn the Heritage Lottery Fund announced that another 13 distinctive landscapes, stretching from Orkney to Cornwall, were to be awarded a total of £28 million, to protect heritage and to reconnect people to where they live.