The IDLP partners are YDMT, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Tarmac and Hanson. A wider forum of some 30 special interest groups and organisations supports the scheme and provides valuable input.
The Heritage Lottery Fund, funded by players of the National Lottery, provides Landscape Partnership grants
of between £1 million and £3 million to support partnerships working
together to conserve landscape areas of distinctive character. The
application process has two stages. Our first-round application was
submitted in May 2013 and approved in October. In January 2014 we began
to develop the second-round application. This was submitted in April
2015 and was approved in September.
The total value of the scheme is about £2.6m. This will be funded by a HLF grant of just over £2m and matchfunding from YDMT, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Natural England, the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Tarmac, the Butterfly Conservation Trust, the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation, the David Brooke Charity, and landowners.
- A summary of the scheme can be downloaded here.
- An information sheet about State Aid and Stories in Stone financial support for the restoration of traditional farm buildings and dry stone walls can be downloaded here.