Ten Years of Champion Bowland

Champion Bowland

Champion Bowland provides easily accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors within the Forest of Bowland AONB. Champion Bowland raises funds from visitor donations, charitable activities and other sources. We are proud of introducing individuals and groups to the unique landscape and culture of the Forest of Bowland through school visits or funding Trampers (off-road mobility scooters).

Latest Award

Lancashire Best Kept Village

The organisers of this competition received a grant to purchase a digital projector and screen which they will use to assist in the training of their judges...

Bleasdale Bird Hide

The bird hide near Bleasdale Cottages was originally built ten years ago with support from the AONB's sustainable development fund. Owners Robert and Anne...

Bolton by Bowland Heritage Trail

The village of Bolton by Bowland have recently been busy putting together a new Heritage Trail booklet for the area. Champion Bowland was pleased to be able...

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, with three main objectives: 

  • To understand the special features of the Forest of Bowland landscapes and to show the children how land management by people (through farming, forestry, etc.) influences the wildlife which lives there.
  • To raise awareness of the local area by encourgaing children to recognise different habitats and birds and to understand the need to manage and protect the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • To teach the children to recognise birds in their gardens and school grounds and to find out what they can do to help them.

 Contributed £250 towards the costs of this project which, by the end of March 2011, has included all 27 primary schools in the AONB.

Donations

Help Champion Bowland keep Bowland special.

Donate online via BT MyDonate CLICK HERE

 

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Look out for our Donation Boxes in local Tourist Businesses.

Landmark Trees

This 'visitor-giving' project aims to increase the number of trees in villages to provide continuity when existing landmark or 'veteran' trees reach the end of their natural life. This project is currently under development with Downham Estate and local businesses.
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Shop Online

Support Champion Bowland by indulging in some retail therapy. 

Take a look at our fantastic new Bowland clothing and merchandise range produced for us by The Bowland Clothing Company based in Ribchester. 60% of the profits from these sales will be donated to Champion Bowland.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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