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Thanks to all who have generously provided support for Restoring Hardknott Forest.

We are pleased to announce support from the Copeland Community Fund and the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, enabling us to continue and expand our project, and create local job opportunities.

Enquiries from potential donors are always very welcome. Contact us here.

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This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals who have made donations or raised money for the project.

Grow Together is a community project based in Buckinghamshire. They promote local community food production and gardening to improve health, well-being and the environment.

Cumbria O&M Services, COMS, are a leading UK provider of Operational, Maintenance and Engineering services to regulated industries nationwide.

Walnut Tree Garden Nursery is a specialist eco-friendly garden nursery based in Norfolk.

500 Acts of Kindness is a fundraising group where 500 people donate a pound a week to give £500 to a person, family or organisation in need.

Providing specialist health and safety solutions to businesses large and small in West Cumbria and beyond.

We would like to thank our volunteers Tom White, Jamie Malone and Eddy Mitchell for raising funds for us via their crowdfunding initiatives.

We are also grateful for support from the European Outdoor Conservation Association, the Friends of the Lake District, the United Bank of Carbon, the North Face Explore Fund and alumni and friends of the University of Leeds. We are especially indebted to support from the Leverhulme Trust through a Philip Leverhulme Prize that allowed us to start the project.

Thanks also to Alpkit who have funded transport for a local school to visit and help with tree planting.

And thanks of course to our project partners Forestry England.