Pollinator Patches Lancaster Beekeepers have been busy creating pollinator patches around the villages of Caton and Hornby, and at the Crook of Lune.
Dunsop village green shelter built to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee at this village in the heart of her kingdom, is now open!
The Church Goes Wild project at St John's church in Hurst Green has bought a moth trap with funds from Champion Bowland.
The Congregational Church in Knowle Green have refurbished this attractive gateway feature to Bowland.
The Friends are establishing a wildflower meadow close to the Bowland Visitor Centre and they have been working with the HayTime project to grow plants from locally collected seeds.
The Friends of Bentham Station approached Champion Bowland for a grant to help re run a project cataloguing life in Bentham using public photographers.
Champion Bowland has supported a local walker to review, expand and re print his book of Chipping Walks. With a small grant to create illustrations, and a loan of £500 to help with printing costs, Graham Wilkinson has published an excellent guide to the area.
Bowland HayTime project
Over the last three years the Bowland HayTime project has been restoring wildflower meadows in the AONB. This year the AONB's sustainable development fund has supported a new project run by Ribblesdale Rotary which is working with 5 primary schools to get them more involved in their local environment.
Ballads of the Beast of Bowland
Outdoor theatre run by Spot On in partnership with local families.
A project to collect and record memories in the Forest of Bowland since 1964 when it was formally designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" (AONB).
This project will ask both visitors and residents about their experiences of rural life over the last 50 years and publish these in a souvenir Scrapbook. For full details visit the Bowland Scrapbook Page
Scorton Flower Festival
Champion Bowland gave a grant to help to set up a new Flower Festival in St. Peters' Church, Scorton as part of the village's "Bikes and Barrows" weekend May 4/6th 2013.
Bowland Electric Bicycle Network
The Bowland Electric Bicycle Network offers visitors a brand new way of discovering the beauty of the Forest of Bowland countryside. Hire electric bikes from the hire-stations with the option to recharge the battery at one of the Charge Points.
Champion Bowland contributed match funding to a Forest of Bowland Sustainable Development Fund grant to produce promotional and marketing materials for the network.
Bowland Tramper Project
The Three Fishes at Mitton raised £8500 from their customers. The money was given to Champion Bowland to be used to support the Bowland Tramper Project.
Chipping In Bloom
‘Chipping in Bloom’ began in 2008 and its main objective is to create lasting improvements to the village for the benefit of residents, workers and visitors.
Contributed £500 towards the completion of the Wildlife Meadow project which was officially opened on June 23rd 2012.
AONB/RSPB Schools' Outreach Project
During the school year 2010-11, skilled teachers from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have delivered a project for 11 primary schools in the AONB
Cobbled pavement Dunsop Bridge
The Post Office, Shop and Café in Dunsop Bridge – Puddleducks – needed to repair the broken cobbled pavement outside
Scorton village Playground
In 1926 Peter Ormerod of Wyresdale Park donated land to Scorton village a playing field. The local community raised the funds to refurbish the children's playground and wanted to celebrate the wildlife of the area. Awarded a grant of £500 towards the cost of this carving by local sculptor Geoff Whitley who had worked with the children from the school to create a large totem pole of animals of the Forest of Bowland.
Educational workshop for schools
Blaize Theatre Group put on SWARD, a musical play about the history of Hay Meadows in local villages in May 2011. The company also offered an educational workshop for schools. Thorneyholme Primary School in Dunsop Bridge wanted to take this up for their Key Stage 2 heritage studies but had no funding available. A grant of £160 was given to allow this to go ahead for the 22 children involved.