The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced an initial grant of 1.3 million pounds to “Polli:Nation”, a country-wide diversity project to help safeguard the future of the nation’s bee population. A strong focus of the project will be on creating shelter and forage grounds for pollinators: Under the program, some 260 schools will be involved in transforming their grounds into pollinator-friendly habitats.
Bayer CropScience is delighted with this news, says Annette Schürmann, Head of the Bayer Bee Care Center in Monheim. “The campaign is very much in line with our own initiative of promoting the planting of flower strips, which we started a couple of years ago.”
The British Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) dedicates an earmarked share of the money raised through the National Lottery to sustain and transform the diverse British heritage: from museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions.