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We hope everyone is staying safe and well. 
We've got lots of exciting news to share with you this month!
Hot off the press is our small grants fund opening tomorrow. Yes! 
We've got updates on our fundraising campaigns for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway and our hedgerows initiative.
Love is in the air this month, so we've got the perfect Valentine's gift for Lake District lovers. 
We know you're exploring from your door at the moment, we're lovin' the work Planet Patrol are doing, highly recommend getting onboard! 
Read on to find out more about all of the above.
From
The Lake District Foundation Team  

We're delighted to share that our latest grant funding initiative  will be open from tomorrow! 
We're offering grants of up to £500. 
Applications will open 9am on Monday 1st February 2021.
We're looking to support effective projects being delivered in Cumbria and particularly interested in supporting community and volunteer-led groups delivering practical conservation, ideally with a youth focus. 
Good luck!

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 We participated in the UK’s biggest match-funding challenge in December 2020, The Big Give Christmas Challenge and successfully raised £14,000 for the campaign. 
Thank-you to everyone who donated during The Big Give week in December. A special thanks to The Cedar Manor Hotel, The Wild Hart, Restore Our Planet, Mesuri Trust, Lake District Estates, Victrix and the Hedge and Woodland Conservationists who pledged their support to help kick start the campaign. 
The funds raised will enable 560 metres of native hedgerows to be planted across the Lake District. Thank-you.

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We're celebrating after the recent opening of the much-loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail, which as expected has proven a hit. 
The trail reopened due to a successful six-month (K2T) community fundraising campaign in 2018 to help reinstate the path. 

The 10km return route from Keswick to Threlkeld has been well used since the opening on Saturday 5th December 2020 (it was on the 5th anniversary of Storm Desmond).

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We know everyone is back exploring from their own door so why not get involved with Planet Patrol . Set up by Lizzie Carr to protect our planet & wildlife from litter & the single-use culture. So on your next walk why not take a bag & litter pick! 
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Looking for a top-notch Valentine's gift?
Love our gates, fingerposts, stiles and bridges!
Spread your love of the Lake District this Valentine's Day with a gift to remember. 
Why not sponsor a gate, fingerpost, stile or a bridge from £250.
Leave a lasting memory in a world class landscape.
 
Sponsor an item
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