Under the Fund four individual Rivers Trusts (Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust, Trent Rivers Trust, Severn Rivers Trust and Thames21) are running educational and community-based environmental projects, focused upon urban rivers.
Each project began in early 2019 and has a duration of three years.
The projects each have the following broad objectives;
- To improve the lives of local communities, including those disadvantaged in some way, through participation in environmental projects based in and around urban rivers.
- Educate local people, so that they have a greater appreciation for their local environment and are more likely to access and engage with it.
- Improve the environment through community co-delivery of projects of a substantial size such as a sustainable urban drainage scheme or regeneration of a river walkway.
- To use the funding as a catalyst, engaging with other key stakeholder organisations and growing the projects to leave a long-lasting legacy for the local community.
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