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The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has received a substantial grant of £37,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to aid with its project – Cley and Salthouse: A Living Coast
This project includes the construction of a new education facility that is to be to be located at the Cley site near the present visitor centre: it will be devoted to the study of wildlife. The development is going to cost some £1.5 million pounds to plan, build and equip.
This new grant will aid the Trust in moving forward with its bid for a further £1.5m lottery award that will turn the ambitious plans into reality. The initial surveys and land management plans will be expensive to complete but are essential if the bid is to be successful. It is hoped that the bid will be ready for submission in May.
The new building will be named after the naturalist Simon Aspinall. It will provide a very valuable resource for people of all ages that wish to learn about the North Norfolk coast, an area that is recognised as being an internationally important coastal and marine environment.
This ambitious project is running in tandem with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s £1m appeal to buy more coastal land between Salthouse and Blakeney. Since last summer over a quarter of the sum needed has already been raised.