Thames21 has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it to continue its work throughout and after London’s lockdown.
The Heritage Emergency Fund grant will help Thames21 to continue to connect a wider range of people with their rivers, which are at the heart of London’s natural and cultural heritage. It will help Thames21 continue to work with communities and stakeholders to protect and improve rivers throughout London and out to the Thames Estuary, Essex and Oxfordshire.
‘We want to reconnect London’s crisis-hit communities to their rivers’
Thames21’s Chief Executive Debbie Leach said:
‘We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, not least because we want to be able to reconnect London’s crisis-hit communities to their rivers to boost recovery, inclusion and wellbeing after this difficult period of ‘lockdown’ and social isolation. Once it is safe to do so, Thames21 wants to once more bring people together and engage them in positive activities alongside London’s precious rivers to help London’s communities to recover.’