30 August 2022
Organisations, parishes, and landowners have the opportunity to bid for funding to create countryside paths as part of a new Countryside Access and Wellbeing project.
As well as supporting the creation of new paths in the countryside, it will also help to bring old ones back into use and strategically link them across the Island.
£750,000 has been allocated to the project from the COVID-19 Health and Social Recovery Fund, and applicants that are successful will be responsible for all aspects of the creation and future maintenance of the path.
Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf, said: “We have seen through the pandemic that the countryside and ecology of the Island offer an incredibly important resource, which can contribute to the personal wellbeing of Islanders.
“The pandemic has brought people and communities together and it is important that we continue to build on these silver linings.
“We hope that this funding will bring Islanders together to work on access projects that will have a positive impact on our beautiful Island and on the ability of Islanders to enjoy the natural world.”
Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to contact Julia Clively from Natural Environment on 441600 before proceeding with an application.