Pollinating the Peak project wins £25,000 in national competition

Pollinating the Peak – an initiative to transform the Peak District and Derbyshire into a flagship of action and knowledge for bumblebees and wild pollinators – has won funding of £25,000 in the national Aviva Community Fund competition.

The judges announced the Bumblebee Conservation Trust-led project as winner on 10 January, scoring it highly against very strong competition. Pollinating the Peak reached the finals by securing more than 13,500 votes in an online public vote last autumn. » Continue reading news item ... “Pollinating the Peak project wins £25,000 in national competition”

Pollinating the Peak in spotlight at Chesterfield Market Festival

Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s Pollinating the Peak team were on hand at Chesterfield’s Market Festival on 28 October to highlight the importance of bees and other wild pollinators.

Dozens of local people visited the conservation charity’s stall to take part in fun family activities including bumblebee making and a colouring competition.

They were urged to help Pollinating the Peak win £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund, in an online vote running until 18 November. » Continue reading news item ... “Pollinating the Peak in spotlight at Chesterfield Market Festival”

Voting urged to help Pollinating the Peak project win £25,000

An exciting initiative to protect bumblebees and wild pollinators – including the scarce Bilberry bumblebee – across the Peak District and Derbyshire could receive a major boost if conservation charity Bumblebee Conservation Trust wins an online vote.

People are being urged to support the charity’s Pollinating the Peak project, which is shortlisted to win £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund, in an online vote running from 21 October-18 November 2016. » Continue reading news item ... “Voting urged to help Pollinating the Peak project win £25,000”

Plans underway for major Peak District and Derbyshire pollination project

A major project led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is being developed to transform the Peak District and Derbyshire into a pollination hotspot.

Pollinating the Peak will highlight the importance of bumblebees and other wild pollinators, and what people can do to help secure the long-term future of these charismatic insects.

A busy summer and autumn schedule has seen the Pollinating the Peak team attending many local events, including Chatsworth Country Fair, and engaging with hundreds of people to raise awareness of the project, which will formally launch in 2018. » Continue reading news item ... “Plans underway for major Peak District and Derbyshire pollination project”

Peak District pollination hotspot bid wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

An initiative by Bumblebee Conservation Trust to transform the Peak District into a pollination hotspot is set to launch after receiving earmarked support of £850,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The conservation charity’s four-year Pollinating the Peak project will work with communities, local authorities and landowners to create and restore at least 300 hectares of flower-rich habitat for native wild bee species and pollinators, and also aims to involve hundreds of gardens. » Continue reading news item ... “Peak District pollination hotspot bid wins Heritage Lottery Fund support”

Saving the sound of summer – Pollinating the Peak launches in Chesterfield

A major Peak District-based campaign to help bumblebees launches today (Thursday 30 April 2015) with a unique Pollination Conference in Chesterfield and the arrival of a stunning bumblebee wood sculpture at the town’s world-famous Crooked Spire.

The three-year Pollinating the Peak initiative – run by Bumblebee Conservation Trust with Chatsworth, Chesterfield Borough Council, HSG UK, Little Green Space, Moors for the Future Partnership and Plain Green – will involve communities in conservation and creating bee habitats, and encourage people to take part in BeeWalk, a national bumblebee recording scheme. » Continue reading news item ... “Saving the sound of summer – Pollinating the Peak launches in Chesterfield”