England’s National Parks are set to benefit from new additional funding announced by the Government.

£4.4 million will be provided to the country’s ten National Park Authorities to support services such as visitor centres and park rangers. The funding award is in recognition of the vital role that our national parks play in protecting our precious wildlife and landscapes and the importance they have for tourism, the regional economy, and public access.

Each authority will be awarded an equal share of the grant. The Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme, currently delivered across 10 National Parks and 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) since 2021, will also be extended until March 2025.

This will enable National Parks and AONBs to continue delivering outcomes for nature, climate, people and place. The 10 National Park Authorities to benefit from an equal share of the £4.4 million grant are: Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, North Yorkshire Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales.

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