Project Partnership

The Northern Kites Project illustrated, in an exemplary way, how partners from the charitable, private and public sectors, working in an imaginitive way together could better deliver rewards not just for wildlife but also to improve local people's quality of life.

Photo of Northern Kite partners holding kites

Natural England
Natural England brings together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service.  It is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the well-being and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.

English Nature and its predecessors have played a pivotal role with the RSPB in establishing the conservation programme to reintroduce the red kite to its former breeding range. English Nature has been involved in all reintroduction projects in England and is one of the lead partners in Northern Kites.

More information about Natural England can be found at www.naturalengland.org.uk   The northeast regional team can be contacted on 0191 229 5500 or e-mail [email protected]

English Nature

 

 

Forestry Commission
The Forestry Commission is the Government body charged with promoting forestry and managing Britain's public forests and is committed to practising sustainable forestry. This is achieved by balancing environmental, economic and social benefits from its forests.

They were involved in the Northern Kites project because the kites nest on FC land in the Derwent Valley.

Kielder Forest District head office can be contacted on 01434 220242.

www.forestry.gov.uk

Forestry Commission

 

 

Gateshead Council
Gateshead Council is the third largest local authority in Tyne and Wear and provides a range of essential services to a population of around 200,000. The Council is responsible for Gateshead's natural environment and its support for Northern Kites reflects its commitment to improving and safeguarding the natural environment and encouraging biodiversity.

Gateshead Council was a major financial contributor to Northern Kites.

www.gateshead.gov.uk

Gateshead Council

 

 

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
HLF uses money from the National Lottery. They give grants to support a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the United Kingdom. The Heritage Lottery Fund enables all of us to celebrate, look after and learn more about our diverse heritage. From our great museums and historic buildings to local parks or recording and celebrating traditions and customs, HLF grants open up our nation's heritage for everyone to enjoy.

The HLF has awarded over £133 million to more than 800 projects in North East England since 1994. An HLF award of £303,500 supported Northern Kites because, not only did the project reintroduce these rare and beautiful birds to the North East, but the project also provided many opportunities for local people to get involved.

The North East Office can be contacted on 0191 2557570.

www.hlf.org.uk

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

 

 

The National Trust
The National Trust was founded in 1895 to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings. More than a century later, it now cares for over 240,000 hectares (612,000 acres) of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, almost 600 miles of coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens of outstanding interest and importance. Most of these properties are open to visitors and held in perpetuity 'for the nation'. The National Trust has over 3 million members, is a registered charity and completely independent of Government. Conserving our countryside and heritage and preserving the environment are central to the Trusts mission so as a major landowner in the Derwent valley their role as a partner in the Northern Kites project is self-evident.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust

 

 

Northumbrian Water
Northumbrian Water is a public limited company with a substantial turnover. It provides drinking water and sewerage services to more than 2.5 million people in the North East of England. The company is committed to the provision of an excellent service in all that it does, and is strongly customer-orientated. For more than a decade, both regionally and nationally, Northumbrian Water has been one of the leading corporate entities in developing and supporting exciting environmental initiatives. Our involvement as a Partner in the Northern Kites Project is symptomatic of our forward-looking approach in protecting and enhancing the region's biodiversity and seeking to ever improve not just our products but also the quality of life of our customers across the region.

www.nwl.co.uk

Northumbrian Water

 

 

RSPB
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over 1 million members. The RSPB focuses its work on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger, and we have been involved in all previous re-introduction projects for red kites in the UK. We manage 188 nature reserves and our annual programme of work is supported by over 200 local groups and almost 12,000 volunteers.

Please contact our North England Regional Office for further details on how you can support our work: The RSPB, 1 Sirius House, Newcastle Business Park, Amethyst Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YL (0191 233 4300)

www.rspb.org.uk

RSPB

 

 

SITA Trust
SITA Trust provides funding for community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Since 1997, the Trust has invested over £40 million in projects across the UK. Funding for the Trust is donated by the waste management firm, SITA UK and money is allocated within the vicinity of a landfill site.The Northern Kites is one of 12 projects that made up the 'Wildlife Guardians Program', which SITA Trust funded with the RSPB. Over £1.5 million has been committed and is helping some of the UK's red list species of bird. The Trust allocated £150,000 to Northern Kites.

www.sitatrust.org.uk

SITA Trust

 

 

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