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National Lottery funding supports Garvagh community to tackle climate change

A Garvagh based project has received £150,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund, to bring people together to learn from nature and spark ideas through the arts, to support communities and the environment.

Big Telly are delighted to partner with the Hare’s Corner Cooperative, Rural Community Network and Wild Awake on this exciting project. The ‘Forest Did It First’ project will use the grant to study the ecosystems which have naturally developed within Garvagh Forest and the Agivey River. Bringing the community together will help them to connect with nature, promote the value of the forest, river and land and improve wellbeing.

Learning will be shown using creativity and the arts such as story telling and film, with the aim of looking at ways to tackle climate change, reduce the loss of species and habitats in the local area, and to explore how we can live more sustainably.

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Read the full press release here