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 in the spring 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:

Supporters and Funders

The Whitley Animal Protection Trust, Natural England, The Curlew Recovery Partnership, Curlew Action, Natural Resources Wales, Severn Trent

HLF (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Natural England (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (2018)

The Whitley Animal Protection Trust (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

The Millichope Foundation (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund (2016, 2018, 2021)

Owen Williams, artist

Other Supporters and Funders

Jean Jackson Trust (2015, 2016 and 2017), Natural Resources Wales (2015,2016 and 2017), Powys County Council (2015, 2016, 2017), Whitley Trust (2017), Wader Quest (2017), British Trust for Ornithology (2017),  Rappa Fencing (2017), Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund (2016), Stiperstones NNR (2015), Upper Onny Wildlife Group (2016, 2017), RSPB – loan of specialist equipment (2015,2016), Shropshire Ornithological Society – loan of cameras (2015, 2016, 2017), Mere Singers (2016)


Amanda Perkins, Project Manager
Tony Cross, Consultant and Field Ornithologist
Simon Cooter, Natural England
Matt Goodall, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Dr Geoff Hilton, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust