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Conservation & Preservation

Since the Nineveh Charitable Trust was founded in 1968 it has been committed to promoting, broadly speaking, the preservation of the countryside, including research and development projects that further conservation in the areas of agriculture, horticulture and silviculture in the United Kingdom. This work is supported through grants and charitable funding awarded to any individual or organisation that is committed to furthering these goals through their projects.

The work undertaken by the founders during their lifetimes was wide-ranging, according to their interests. The current Trustees continue to bear those interests in mind. They form the objectives which the Trust still pursues today.

Plant Life Conservation

The Nineveh Charitable Trust has helped several organisations around the United Kingdom with the conservation of land on a variety of scales. Charing Primary School in Kent will be able to restore an old pond and create a wildlife habitat in the surrounding area. On a larger scale, the High Weald Landscape Trust is using its funding, made available by the Nineveh Trust, to further their 'Vanishing Meadows' programme. This project assists land owners to manage and monitor their wild meadows ensuring land suitable for supporting indigenous plant species remains available.

Wild Life Preservation

In keeping with the goals of the founders, the trust has also funded projects such as Professor Ratnieks research into the health and well-being of honey bees in the British countryside. Our funding enables his group at Sussex University to investigate how honey bees forage, the flowering species they visit and the sustainability of their local areas for supporting honey bee colonies. Preventing the loss of honey bees has a significant economic benefit because of their role in crop pollination.

Other Projects

If you would like to see a complete list of projects which have received funding from the trust, visit our grants awarded section. For more information about how to apply for funding, visit the how to apply section.

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