Here For Culture
Northumberland National Park has been awarded a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage as part of the Here For Culture campaign by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The £132,800 grant will be used to provide additional resource as the COVID-19 Government Lockdown restrictions begin to ease and more people are expected to visit the National Park.
After the first lockdown eased in 2020, there was a record number of visitors coming into the National Park to benefit their health and wellbeing, which caused the need for additional resources for visitor management.
The Park predicts a similar pattern of visitor numbers as the weather brightens, and restrictions ease, allowing people to travel further afield for exercise.
The aim of the Park is that through greater resources for visitor management and through providing new experiences for new visitors it will help the move towards future sustainability, spreading visitor pressure, encouraging repeat visits, and generating income.
The grant will be used to place more Rangers and volunteers in the Park during the busy period, ensure all facilities are cleaned regularly, install additional car park matting to manage excess traffic at key sites, support new and different audiences to access the National Park, develop heritage trails and new on-site interpretation and produce a campaign to help welcome new visitors to the Park.