Over 16 million to be awarded through the first round of Natural Englands Peat Restoration Grants.
Thousands of hectares of vital peatland will be restored under ambitious proposals launched today (Friday 27 August) to help tackle climate change and protect biodiversity.
Five new landmark projects to restore Englands peatlands to a natural and healthy state will benefit from millions of pounds through the Governments Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme.
The Government intends to invest over 50 million in peat restoration, building on its pledge to restore approximately 35,000 hectares of peatland in England by the end of this Parliament.
As Englands largest carbon store on land, peatlands play a vital...