What is Creating Natural Connections?

Creating Natural Connections project is a four-year initiative that aims to make the town’s woods, parks and open spaces better for wildlife and people with the support of National Lottery players.

Project aims:

  1. Create a community network that connects more people to nature and gives a wider range of people the capacity to benefit from and improve Cumbernauld’s greenspaces
  2. Improving the quality of Cumbernauld’s greenspaces for people and wildlife

Project development

Having built up a strong local knowledge base and piloted community engagement models, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and its partners are now ready to deliver a project bringing transformational change to Cumbernauld’s natural heritage and how local people engage with it.   

Cumbernauld Living Landscape has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop its four year Creating Natural Connections project.  Working with the community the team will nurture ideas and strategies to improve habitat and access connections within and between greenspaces whilst working with local young people, hard-to-reach groups and community groups to build a sustainable network of people who care about – and have the skills to care for – the town’s natural heritage in years to come.

Project timeline

Key contacts

Tracy Lambert
Community Engagement Officer
tlambert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Wish us luck!

After a lot of conversations, consultations, taster sessions and report writing, we have finally hit the button to send the Creating Natural Connections Stage 2 Application, to the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The Living Landscape team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this application.  We really appreciate your opinions, your time and your support for what we think is a fantastic project.  We’ve even made a wee video showing what this project means to us too!

Our last request to you, our community is to keep your fingers crossed for us and wish us luck!

 

 

National Lottery - Heritage Lottery fund

Project partners

Funding partners

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