£2m for River Eden charity

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £2m to the charity which protects the River Eden.

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£2m grant for charity that protects River Eden

The charity which protects the River Eden in Cumbria has been given a two million pounds grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will be spent on projects aimed at encouraging people to make the most of the river.

Part of the money will be spent on community groups who will survey the river's wildlife, control invasive plants and try to prevent pollution.

The lottery grant will also fund a new apprentice scheme at Newton Rigg College.

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River Eden charity awarded £2 million

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £2 million to the charity which protects the River Eden.

The money will be spent setting up community groups to survey the water's wildlife and try to prevent pollution as well as a new conservation apprentice scheme at Newton Rigg College.

The Eden and its tributaries meander over hundreds of miles of countryside and support jobs through agriculture and tourism.

The Lottery money will also be spent on a new source to Solway cycle route and a number of smaller walking paths to encourage people to make the most of the Eden.

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