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

Keasden Head Farm : Outdoor Classroom

Champion Bowland have awarded a grant to an upland farm towards developing an outdoor classroom on the farm.  

Lune Valley Swifts

Swifts are one of the delights of summer but they are in decline nationally with estimates that their population has declined by a half over the last twenty...

The former Thornley School is being transformed by volunteers into a community space for local people, visitors, tourists and the wider Forest of Bowland area.  

The proposal for Thornley community space at the old Thornley school will aim to create a social hub. Offering a place for people to meet for social interaction and to promote and facilitate activities for the people of Thornley and surrounding parishes.

There has been a growing wish to utilise Thornley School to recreate a heart in the parish of Thornley, so often talked about by past generations. In the absence of a school or village green this can be the opportunity to give Thornley a central point.

Champion Bowland's grant of £ 750 has helped fund modest internal alterations.

 

Help Champion Bowland keep Bowland special.

Please Visit our online shop.

Look out for our Donation Boxes.

fundraising

Landmark Trees

NEW SPRING 2019 ! Ash dieback. Increasing storms bringing down centuries old Beech trees. Service providers damaging roots of our street trees. The threats to our landmark trees have never been greater.We want to plant the next generation of Landmark Trees in Bowland for future generations. This 'visitor-giving' project aims to work with local businesses, visitors and residents . READ MORE about how you can take part and nominate your 'Landmark' Tree. 
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PHOTO: Our FIRST Landmark Tree: The Seafood Pub Company’s Nina Finn plants the first sapling for Champion Bowland’s Landmark Trees initiative outside the Assheton Arms in Downham – watched by (from left to right): Sandra Silk, Paul Reynolds, Issie Kenyon, Robin Gray, Lady Clitheroe, Mike Pugh and Hetty Byrne.

Downham launch 01 M Sutcliffe

Shop Online

Support Champion Bowland by indulging in some retail therapy. 

Please Visit our online shop.

 

Or 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.

 

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