Partners and Funders

The DVLP was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and worked in partnership with various organisations, charities and councils to deliver the programme of projects.

Who was involved

In 2014, the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership secured £1.9 million of Heritage Lottery Fund investment through the landscape partnership programme. It built on over 10 years of work by a wide range of partners working together in the Dearne Valley. These partners ranged from national organisations to small local groups, involved at a range of levels. Details of partners involved in individual projects are included on the project pages on the website.

Partnership Board

The DVLP was guided by a Partnership Board made up of representatives from a range of partner organisations. There was a forma agreement in place between all the partners that set the rules of operation for the DVLP. The Board met on a quarterly basis to discuss key, strategic issues. Many of the partners involved had been active in the area for over 10 years, they were

Natural England: The government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.

RSPB Old Moor: The UK’s largest nature conservation charity helping to protect the wildlife and the countryside around us. The RSPB have been around for over 100 years and help to safeguard species and habitats as well as look after and develop the UK’s nature reserves. Within the Dearne Valley the DVLP is working with RSPB Old Moor

Environment Agency: Working to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. The EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by DEFRA

Garganey Trust: A Barnsley based charity promoting heritage and biodiversity, providing access, education, demonstrations and research, in particular managing Broomhill Flash

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: the three local authorities who cover parts of the Dearne Valley.

Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: (community representative) is made up of individuals and representatives of organisations with an interest in Barnsley’s biodiversity – its landscapes, habitats, sites and wildlife. They raise awareness of biodiversity issues and take action to promote Barnsley’s biodiversity.

Swinton Lock Activity Centre: (community representative) This is a community based arts, education and activity centre based next to the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Canal in Swinton, Rotherham.