Vine House Farm Shortlisted for Charity Partnership – Small Businesses Award

Posted on 30th March 2016

Family-run Vine House Farm are proud to reveal they have been shortlisted for the ‘Charity Partnership – Small Business Award’ at the 2016 Business Charity Awards. The nomination comes after the Lincolnshire based farm announced they had reached the £1 million mark in donations to The Wildlife Trusts.

Tree Sparrows like red millet



“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Small Business Charity Award at the prestigious Business Charity Awards” said Lucy Taylor of Vine House Farm. “It

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Newcastle Marine Student Placements

Posted on 22nd March 2016

Students from the  Newcastle University’s School of Marine Science and Technology choose to undertake a Career Development module including work-related placements for academic credit that counts towards their Final Honours Degree. Students work alongside regular staff at their placement, working to achieve the goals of the organisation hosting the placement and continually reflecting on and trying to improve placement task they are to complete.

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have been a provider for the above placement for the past 2 years

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The Landfill Communities Fund is safe….for now

Posted on 18th March 2016

Some good news for wildlife and local communities in this week’s Budget. Thanks to work by The Wildlife Trusts and its supporters, the Landfill Communities Fund is safe… for now.

The Landfill Communities Fund is made possible through a tax on landfill operators. Earlier Government proposals to alter some of the administration arrangements for the scheme would have all but closed it down, removing a vital source of funds for wildlife and local community projects (£39m in 2016-17 to

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An update from Nicholas Watts on issues affecting wild birds and Vine House Farm

Posted on 17th March 2016


I am hearing, or seeing, signs of spring now everyday. I think it is so wonderful that it all happens like it does. Does your life alter now that spring is appearing? We notice it is happening but do we do anything different? The food we eat doesn’t change, the supermarkets have seen to that. We used to look forward to new potatoes and the first strawberries but no longer, everything is available every day of the year. Here on

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Youth projects inspire environmental change

Posted on 17th March 2016

Middlesbrough young people step up and create what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet, a thriving economy and a brighter future

Three months on from the Paris climate change agreement, the Big Lottery Fund is investing £33 million in more than 30 organisations to inspire and develop the next generation of environmental leaders. Middlesbrough Environment City is receiving £917,000.

Our Bright Future aims to tackle three big challenges facing society today – a lack of social cohesion, a lack of opportunities for

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