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Buglife has received £98,000 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable Buglife to develop and expand the national B-Lines network. Buglife President Germaine Greer received the cheque from the Postcode Local Trust in Nene Park  while viewing the area mapped for the Peterborough B-Line.

Paul Hetherington, Director of Fundraising and Communications for Buglife said. “This grant will help shape partnerships to deliver on the ground habitat for bees and other pollinators. We are launching this in Peterborough where working in partnership with PECT (Peterborough Environment City Trust), Nene park and others a bid is being prepared to fill in the gaps on the Peterborough B-line. By the end of 2017 this grant will have enabled 40 Ha of meadow creation, 3,000 people to have been engaged in sowing wildflower seeds and a further 10,000 to have taken part in pollinator surveys.”

Postcode Local Trust exists to fund community groups and charitable organisations through a variety of grant giving programmes. To do so, the Trust relies solely on funding from the proceeds of tickets sales from People’s Postcode Lottery. When you sign up to play People’s Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your ticket. It costs £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with prizes every day. A minimum of 30% goes directly to charities across Great Britain and internationally.

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