Project Supporters and Funders


  • The farmers who have waived compensation for disturbance to agricultural activities throughout the lifetime of the project
  • The dedicated Community Wildife Group volunteers who give up their time once a month to carry out adult wader surveys which help inform the project
  • The artists inspired by our work to help by donating to or creating for the project
  • The Project Advisory Group who have given up time to come to meetings and help with essential technical advice1


The project has developed substantially, from the profile that was intended when the Landscape Partnership Scheme was set up.  The new project requires a great deal more funding than the original amount allocated to it.  We are very grateful to the following contributors who have helped fund the Curlew Country Project:

  • Heritage Lottery Fund (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • Natural Resources Wales (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Stiperstones NNR (2015)
  • Natural England, legacy fund (2017 and 2018)
  • Jean Jackson Trust (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Powys County Council (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • National Trust (2015)
  • Whitley Trust (2017 and 2018)
  • Wader Quest (2017)
  • British Trust for Ornithology (2017)
  • RSPB – loan of specialist nest cameras and thermacrons provision (2015, 2016)
  • Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund (2015)
  • Rappa Fencing (2017)
  • Shropshire Ornithological Society (2015, 2016)
  • Upper Onny Wildife Group (2016)
  • Mere Singers (2016)


Amanda Perkins, Project Manager
Tony Cross, Consultant and Field Ornithologist
Simon Cooter, Natural England
Dave Cragg, Natural England
Peter Carty, National Trust
Roger Draycott, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, attending meetings when needed
Joy Howells, Landscape Partnership Scheme Manager