Working with Partners

We could not deliver our vision for Living Landscapes and help wildlife recover across Leicestershire and Rutland without working with partners of all shapes and sizes. We work with landowners, companies, lotteries and grant-making Trusts who recognise that supporting Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is not only good for the environment – it is also good for business.

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People's Postcode Lottery
Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery

Wild Forest School

We have received valuable funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, enabling us to run our Wild Forest School project since January 2015. Wild Forest School provides fun, engaging opportunities for children in Leicester - some of whom have never had the chance to explore the outdoors – to experience the natural world and discover nature through a range of wild activities.

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We believe in collaboration, that by working together we can change the natural world, which is the foundation of our wellbeing and prosperity, for the better. Everyone has a part to play in nature’s recovery. That's why we’re proud to work with landowners, business and lottery partners. Our objectives are the same for all our partnerships – to establish common cause and to build trusting and enduring partnerships based on mutual respect and shared responsibility. 

Whilst our nature reserves are vital havens for wildlife and sanctuaries where people can get close to nature, most wildlife lives in the wider, farmed landscape. We have a range of ways that we can help farmers and other landowners improve their land for wildlife from providing advice on new habitats such as wild flower rich field margins or new wetlands for wading birds to supporting farmers with applications for funding for grants. We also support individuals who own special places like Local Wildlife Sites. We also have an active project which seeks to help stem the spread of Bovine TB along the Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire Border in the Vale of Belvoir - supporting both badger populations and local dairy and beef farmers - and reducing the prospect of any badger cull in our county. Some of our nature reserves, like Rutland Water, are owned by businesses who we work closely with to maximise their potential for wildlife.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Rutland Water Nature Reserve represents a dynamic partnership between Anglian Water and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

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View of Rutland Water nature reserve in early summer - David Tipling/2020VISION

Rutland Osprey Project

Thanks to a successful partnership between Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and Anglian Water, we have successfully established a breeding population of ospreys in central England and beyond.

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(c) John Wright

Together we're stronger

We believe that people taking action in the places where they live and work is a powerful force for change so through all of our relationships we look to achieve local impact. 

Volunteer with your business

Rutland Water Nature Reserve is well equipped for looking after your group - big or small - through our Volunteer Training Centre. Whether you're looking for a guided walk, an introductory talk, room hire, corporate volunteering or more, we can cater for your needs. See below for our packages, and give us a call to discuss your own bespoke arrangements. 

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Vine House Farm

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Thank you for working with us

Companies and grant-making Trusts

  • Aggregate Industries
  • Anglian Water plc
  • Britvic plc
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Hanson Cement
  • Headland Amenity Products
  • Lafarge Aggregates
  • Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation
  • Martin Lawrence Memorial Trust
  • Mather Jamie Melton Building Society
  • National Forest Company
  • NRS Healthcare
  • Peter De Haan Charitable Trust
  • People’s Postcode Lottery
  • Ponds by Michael Wheat
  • Rutland Trust
  • Samworth Foundation
  • Severn Trent Water
  • TMC Distribution
  • Vine House Farm Bird Foods 

Local Authorities and Statutory Bodies

  • Blaby District Council
  • Braunstone Town Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • The Environment Agency
  • The Forestry Commission
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
  • Natural England
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Rotary Club of Market Harborough
  • Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray & Belvoir
  • Rutland County Council

Grant Schemes

Heritage Lottery Fund

Other Organisations

  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • East Midlands Wildlife Trusts
  • Friends of Charnwood Forest

Jordans Farm Partnership

The Wildlife Trusts and Jordans Cereals farmers work together to make space for wildlife on their farms

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Charnwood Forest Living Landscape

Aggregate Industries

Charnwood Forest Living Landscape, situated to the south of Loughborough, covers 16,000 hectares. It's made possible thanks to our partnership with Aggregate Industries. 

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Get in touch

For a confidential, friendly and no-obligation chat with us, please get in touch. Harriet Hickin, our Supporter Development Officer, would be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about how we work with businesses to protect wildlife and wild places in Leicestershire and Rutland. We would also be happy to meet you at a place of your choice if you would rather talk to us face to face. Thank you.

Harriet Hickin
0116 262 9968