Funders & Funding

Ulster Wildlife acknowledges the following funding partners. We also administer a funding scheme - the Landfill Communities Fund.

Ulster Wildlife acknowledges funding from the following statutory bodies, and charitable trusts & foundations:

Funder Name




National Lottery Heritage Fund



  • Red Squirrels United (UK wide led by RSWT)
  • Nature Skills 
  • Sea Deep      
  • CANN (Collaborative Action for the Natura Network) Lead partner Newry, Mourne and Down Council


National Lottery Community Fund


  • Grassroots Challenge
 Esmée Fairbairn   
  • Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (in lead partnership with RSPB)
  • Community Engagement & Voluntary Marine Protected Areas
Belfast City Council    
  • ParkLife
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland Environment Agency)

  • Safeguarding Our Natural Capital
  • MOD Conservation Officer
EU LIFE 14      
  • Red Squirrels United (UK wide project led by RSWT)
Ministry of Defence      
  • MOD Conservation Officer
Alpha Programme (Groundwork NI)
  • Bog Meadows Access and Education
Biffa Award

  • Seabird Recovery Project, Isle of Muck 
Landfill Communities Fund through Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Scrub Clearance at Umbra Nature Reserve
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
  • Roadside Verges – Wildflowers and Flooding Pilot (led by RSWT)
Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • Balloo Nature Reserve
West Belfast PCSP (Policing and Community Safety Partnership) supported by Belfast City Council
  • Bog Meadows' Community Events 2018


Landfill Communities Fund

Landfill Communities FundSince 1997, Ulster Wildlife has helped distribute over £5,000,000.00 to over 300 worthwhile community and environmental projects across Northern Ireland. Ulster Wildlife continues to administer the Landfill Communities Fund for several local councils and private landfill operators. The fund is open to various groups across Northern Ireland to apply for funding for a variety of environmental projects. Further details and application process see Landfill Communities Fund section.