Ramblers Cymru has recently bid for, and successfully secured £1.2m funding for a new project to mobilise and train volunteers to improve access to local green infrastructure and to enhance biodiversity and environmental quality.
The project will be a key driver for our vision to put walking at the heart of communities, with 13 new staff members across Wales working with partners (22 local authorities, Woodland Trust and Wildlife Trusts Wales) to create a national framework for this volunteer driven activity.
Ramblers Cymru believes that by investing in upskilling, equipping, supporting and leading local volunteers to manage and undertake practical path and habitat maintenance and improvements, community engagement with paths and green spaces will be strengthened. Ultimately this will connect people to the health and wellbeing benefits of nature and outdoor physical activity.
Let’s keep Wales walking!
If you would like to more information about the project contact us.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities -Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.