People and the DALES
People and the DALES is an award-winning project that provides life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged people from urban areas to access and experience the Yorkshire Dales countryside, often for the first time.
Access to Nature
Between 2009-2013 People and the DALES was funded thanks to a grant of £198,000 from the Big Lottery Fund ‘Access to Nature’ programme, administered by Natural England.
YDMT contributed to learning papers produced by Natural England through the Access to Nature grant programme. These papers highlight People and the DALES as one of the main national projects helping to increase participation in the natural environment by minority ethnic communities. You can read the papers here:
- Minority Ethnic Communities and the Natural Environment
- A sense of ownership: Fostering a change in the relationship between people and the natural environment
The future of People and the DALES
Since 2013 we’re very grateful to the support of several organisations and private trusts that have enabled us to continue a smaller programme of People and the DALES events.
- Morissons Foundation
- Sir George Martin Trust
- Sovereign Health
- The David Brooke Charity
- Yorkshire Dales Society
With demand for this fantastic service increasing we’re looking for funding to ensure the project continues and grows.