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The Project has been funded since 2008 by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation along with a number of other charitable trusts, including the Garfield Weston Foundation and the John Ellerman Foundation.

There are currently major funding shortfalls with respect to monitoring,  production of publicity materials, running workshops, courses and conferences. We are seeking funds to fill these gaps.

Support the Floodplain Meadows Partnership

Flower-rich meadows are an integral part of the UK's heritage, landscape and natural wealth. They are a resource to be passed down to future generations. However during the last century, Britain has lost 98% of its flower-rich meadows through land development, changes in rainfall patterns and pollution. Now, although protected by national and European law, what's left is at risk from our changing environment.

Through a number of generous gifts including donations from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, DEFRA’s Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund and others, the Floodplain Meadows Partnership has begun to monitor the dynamics of the remaining meadows, investigate their resilience and ensure that all protection agencies are following best practice, as well as educating the wider community of their importance.

 

The Open University Supporter's Fund

Donations to The Open University Supporters’ Fund make projects such as Floodplain Meadows possible, and if you donate today we can increase your gift by at least 33% thanks to the Government Matched Funding scheme which matches every £3 donated with an extra £1. If you are a UK taxpayer the benefit is even greater meaning that a £10 donation is worth nearly £17 to the OU.

For more information about Matched Funding and Gift Aid please visit www.open.ac.uk/fundraising and to donate now visit: www.open.ac.uk/donatenow

We are keen to keep in touch with people who support the Floodplain Meadows Partnership. If you would like to be kept updated then please email us on Floodplain-Meadows-Project@open.ac.uk.