The Wildlife Trusts are fortunate to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery; a charitable cash lottery in the UK where participants play using their postcodes. Tickets cost £2, with a minimum of 30% being awarded to charities like ours.

The funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is supporting a wide range of Wildlife Trust projects, providing educational programmes for school children, an osprey protection programme, funding of rangers and a whole host of public events.

During 2015, with further funding from players, Wildlife Trusts in Birmingham, Leicester and Manchester have given 2,000 inner city school children and their families regular opportunities to spend time in nature through a series of Forest School activities. In 2016, through the generosity and continued support of players, we are able fund further outdoor learning projects across Bristol, London and Nottinghamshire. Here's how players' funding is helping us connect children and their families with nature across the UK.

Now in 2017, we are happy to say once again that thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are able to continue work at our established Trusts, and also fund upcoming Forest School projects at Wildlife Trusts in Sheffield and Warwickshire. We are extremely excited to be moving forward with this project and look forward to sharing our updates with you. Here's how players' funding is helping us connect children and their families with nature across the UK.


Birmingham & Black Country


Linking to their My Wild City project, Avon Wildlife Trust are engaging with children and families in six community hubs located in green spaces around the city of Bristol, providing a safe place to play and connect with nature. Focused around EcoPark, an environmental education centre tucked away in an area with limited green space, Birmingham and the Black Country Wildlife Trust are encouraging families to spend time discovering the natural world on their doorstep. Lancashire Wildlife Trust are working with Manchester City Council to establish outdoor forest classrooms in synergy with the Council’s newly launched Green Infrastructure strategy, engaging local people with their green spaces.

Leicestershire & Rutland



Funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is enabling the Trust to deliver a variety of forest school activities to children and families living in Leicester, focusing on areas where there are high levels of deprivation and lack of access to green space. London Wildlife Trust are delivering outdoor education sessions to 1,500 primary school children from inner city schools in east and south London where chances to explore nature may be limited, and who will benefit from regular outdoor opportunities.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are providing opportunities to school children and young families to experience the benefits of actively engaging with nature through their Woodland Workshops.


Bailey's Story
(Lancashire Wildlife Trust)

Bailey talks us through his day at Forest School which took place on Broadhurst Park in Moston, Manchester.  Lancashire Wildlife Trust installed an outdoor learning area and Forest School site at the park after an invite from Manchester City Council and funding from People's Postcode Lottery players.

Bailey's school continues to teach their own Forest School sessions independently after they received training as part of the funding.

EcoPark, Small Heath
(Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust)

Watch Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust's fantastic forest school work at Ecopark, Small Heath, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Nick Baker came to see what it's like and lead some children in activities to explore wildlife there. More than 150,000 of our members belong to our junior branch, Wildlife Watch.


Northumberland Wildlife Trust are delivering education opportunities and events for local communities and schools, as well as maintaining reserves and wildlife sites around the region.


Scottish Wildlife Trust are educating thousands of children about Scotland's fantastic variety of wildlife and providing protection for wildlife, including threatened birds of prey, the peregrine, at Falls of Clyde.


Wildlife Trust Wales delivers a wide range of conservation and education projects and events for local communities and schools across six local Wildlife Trusts.


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are inspiring the next generation of wildlife-lovers through their environmental education programmes.