Here at The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, we are proud to be one of the UK's leading Wildlife Trusts in community work.

We believe working closely with our local communities is vital; we don't just want to preach about sustainable living, we want to teach people new skills, engage them in nature, and give them a sense of pride in their local area.

Specific projects include:

MyPlace Project

MyPlace is an exciting new project that aims to empower young people, encouraging them to take action in environmental activity that has positive benefits for their own health and mental wellbeing, as well as to their local community. Find out more here.

The HIVE

The HIVE is one of our most interactive and inspiring projects based at the fantastic Moss Bank Park, Bolton. The HIVE delivers a range of inspiring activities for children and families, as well as having a range of demonstration gardens which highlight the ease and importance of growing food and gardening for wildlife. Click here for more information.

Industrial Wildlife on the Kingfisher Trail

The Kingfisher Trail is a 14 mile recreational route which connects the rural West Pennine Moors to the urban communities of Bolton, Bury and Salford. The route provides a recreation resource which has the potential to be regionally important for people, wildlife and heritage. More details here.

Our Irish Sea

Over the next three years the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Merseyside will deliver a programme of inspirational and engaging marine activities that will raise awareness about how important the marine life of Liverpool Bay is. Find out more about the project here

Connecting to Nature

This exciting new project (sponsored by EDF Energy) aims to offer more opportunities for the local community to enjoy the outdoors and discover the amazing wildlife Morecambe Bay and Heysham Nature Reserve is home to. Details here.

Wigan Wetlands Project

This project is an extension of the Wigan Flashes Project that has been running since 1999. We are working to increase biodiversity of the area, while also developing the area for people and communities to enjoy. Full details can be viewed here.

Forest Schools: People's Postcode Lottery

This project is funded by the People's Postcode Lottery and following the ongoing success in inner-city Manchester, we are expanding in 2017 to create sustainable forest schools cluster in Merseyside too.

Find out more about this innovative and exciting project:

in Manchester by clicking here

in Merseyside by clicking here.

Men in Sheds

This project is a part of a movement primarily aimed at helping older men reintegrate with the community, whilst showing themselves and others that they still make a valuable contribution to society. Find out more by clicking here.

East Lancashire Projects

We work to encourage the community management of nature reserves, green spaces, gardens and allotments in the East Lancashire area by working in partnership with local communities and landowners. Click here for more information on the East Lancashire projects.


You can take part in one of our community projects, and also become a volunteer for The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside? If so, see here for more information, call 01772 318 374, or email our volunteering team at volunteer@lancswt.org.uk