People's Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery raising funds for, and increasing awareness of, charities and good causes across Great Britain.

The Wildlife Trusts are very lucky to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery. People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery in Great Britain where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes whilst raising money for charities. 

Wildlife Trusts in Wales have received valuable funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery which is distributed between the five local Wildlife Trusts in Wales. This enables them to continue delivering education opportunities and events for local communities and schools, as well as maintaining reserves and wildlife sites around the region, continuing our vital conservation work.

Gwent Wildlife Trust received £37,890 from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery in 2019. This year thanks to the players of Peoples Postcode Lottery we have been able to manage and maintain 163.24 hectares of wildlife habitat. Our reserves staff have carried out habitat management across this area with the support of 57 volunteers.

Highlights of the year;

  • Our Woodland Conservation Officer coppiced 0.76 hectares of woodland at our Croes Robert Nature Reserve enhancing the habitat for the early purple orchid, resident dormice, silverwash fritillary butterfly, willow warblers and many more species reliant on open areas of woodland.
  • A veteran tree survey discovered the United Kingdom and Irelands largest pear tree – a girth measurement of 4.26m metres!
  • A lime tree in the new section of our Prisk Nature Reserve has been shortlisted for the Woodland Trusts “Tree of the Year” award
  • 600m of fence repairs on the Silent Valley Nature Reserve 
  • has meant that the historic grazing pressures caused by wayward sheep on the upland areas of the reserve has been reduced, leading to a regeneration and abundance of wildflowers on previously overgrazed land and support the natural regeneration of the highest native beech woodland in the UK.
  • GWT delivered 12 training courses and events for 73 volunteers supporting them to develop new skills and gain accredited qualifications
  • Our volunteers have supported us to deliver vital wildlife surveying across Gwent, increasing the data we have to monitor the wildlife on our nature reserves and in the wider landscape
  • Our Community Education Officer and Reserves Officers have used the Environmental Resource Centre in Ebbw Vale as a base for community engagement, they have reached approximately 870 members of our community to raise awareness of wildlife and the nature on their doorstep.

Thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, The Wildlife Trusts will inspire and connect people to nature through precious species and wild places, provide thousands of children of all ages with opportunities to spend time in nature through outdoor learning activities and will stand up for and defend wild places when they face significant threat.
 

Gwent Wildlife Trust has received £83,000 to date from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Support from People's Postcode Lottery is helping Gwent Wildlife Trust protect and enhance the wild places we love all across Gwent!