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Love the Broads Provide Over £10,000 for Projects on the Broads

The Broads-based charity, Love the Broads, supported by nearly 80 Broads businesses, this month the charity announced that over £10,000 in grants have been given away to benefit wildlife, education and tourism projects. The businesses who will benefit from these grants are partners of Love the Broads, which raises money by inviting visitors to make donations for these exciting projects within the Broads National Park.

The scheme is managed by the Broads Trust, who recently announced the organisations who have been offered these grants in order to aid their valuable work in sustaining the future of our beautiful wetlands.

Peter Howe, a Trustee of the Broads Trust, said, “Once again, we are delighted to be able to provide grants to these excellent projects within the Broads National Park.    Love the Broads has demonstrated that there is a real desire and determination to ensure that it remains special for the future.”

The Broads Authority have been offered £750 to secure the future of the fen raft spider in the Broads, one of the area’s rarest species, following conservation efforts which began in 2010. Fairhaven Water and Woodland Garden have been offered £2,400 in order to create new visitor boat moorings, and Reedham Parish Council have been offered £1,500 towards a permissive footpath in the village.

David Hale, Chairman of Reedham Parish Council, said, “This grant will help us to re-establish part of the Wherryman’s Way and will be of great benefit to both the local community and tourists”.

The grants, worth over £10,000 altogether, follow over £40,000 that has funded 20 projects since the charity was launched in 2012.