The Living Levels Partnership came together in 2014 to develop and then deliver a sustainable vision for the Gwent Levels. We are a cross-organisational partnership, spanning administrative boundaries, working closely with communities and other stakeholders to produce evidence-based plans for the sustainable management of this landscape.
The partnership is led by RSPB Cymru and includes:
As well as our formal partners, local communities have been working with us over the course of a two year development phase, raising issues that are important to them such as fly-tipping and declining farm incomes. Understanding local issues has helped us design a scheme which will really make a difference to local people. Many other partners from the surrounding community will be involved informally with the scheme during its life and we are open to the formal partnership growing over the life of the scheme.
Our partnership is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund who have provided a generous grant of £2.5 million towards the delivery of our £3.7 million scheme. We are grateful to all lottery players and to the heritage lottery for its generous support in enabling this fantastic programme to go ahead.