Project delivery partners

Deer in woodland

Our delivery of our projects is supported by a wide range of delivery partners:

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside was founded in 1962 and has grown to be the largest nature conservation body in Greater Manchester. It has more than 28,000 members, and engages more than 4,000 volunteers. The Trust is also involved in education and mental health. It owns or manages more than 37 nature reserves across the region.

Canal and River Trust

A charity which looks after and brings to life 2,000 miles of waterways across the UK and many miles within Greater Manchester. The Canal and River Trust work involves looking after our waterways, and promoting them widely to the eight million plus people who have waterways on their doorstep so that many more people benefit from our free, accessible and local source of wellbeing.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK, with the invaluable support of volunteers and members it manages around 40 nature reserves. It also works with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.

Greater Manchester Ecology Unit

The Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU) provides specialist advice to, and on behalf of, the 10 district councils that make up Greater Manchester on biodiversity, nature conservation and wildlife issues. Although hosted by Tameside MBC, GMEU works across the whole of Greater Manchester. The ecology unit prepares and helps to implement the Greater Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan.

Great Manchester Wetlands Partnership

Formed in 2011, the Great Manchester Wetlands Partnership is delivering a landscape-scale community and natural heritage programme, aiming to restore a nature recovery network of wildlife sites and corridors. This will allow wetland species to survive and thrive in the face of increasing environmental pressures such as climate change. Bringing together experts from over 20 organisations, the partnership works together for nature by restoring habitats, reintroducing lost species and engaging local communities with the wonderful wetland world on their doorstep.

Manchester City of Trees

City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting three million trees - one for every person across the city region, within a generation. City of Trees is the Greater Manchester part of the Northern Forest.

Mersey Rivers Trust

The Mersey Rivers Trust is a charity working in partnership with all those interested in improving our local rivers and waterways. As a member of the national Rivers Trust movement, it is the Rivers Trust for the River Mersey and its catchment. The Trust will proactively engage with local communities, land owners, regulators and other stakeholders to help clean up the rivers in the Mersey Catchment.

Northern Roots

Northern Roots is creating the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park on 160 acres of stunning green space in the heart of Oldham, Greater Manchester. From market gardening to music festivals, forest schools to woodland weddings, find out how you can get involved at


The RSPB is the largest conservation charity in the country, starting its mission in 1889, and it has grown to meet the many threats to nature. With two major North West nature reserves at Leighton Moss and Marshside, it is forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, with 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 woods which are free to visit anytime. The Trust creates havens for wildlife by planting millions of trees every year, campaigns for new laws to protect ancient woodland and restores damaged ancient woods so they can breathe again.