Statement on ELP Funding and the Summit to Sea Project– April 2022

Since 2018, the Endangered Landscapes Programme has supported the development of the Summit to Sea Project, hosted by RSPB Cymru. During this period, the project has been transformational in gaining the trust of the community, as well as in providing the time, space and support needed to co-design a vision with a wide range of stakeholders for a future where nature and people thrive in this part of Mid-Wales.

Partners are grateful for the development funding that was received in March 2020, however, a decision was made not to apply to the Endangered Landscapes Programme for further funding to deliver some elements of the co-designed Blueprint. This was following lengthy discussions with future partners and the wider Stakeholder Liaison Group.

The emerging partnership of the project is now focused on building an appropriate governance structure and securing funding to deliver the co-designed Blueprint and continue the project in a co-productive way. If you would like to become involved in the project please contact

How is the project funded (August 2018 – May 2022)

A successful bid to the Endangered Landscapes Programme in 2018 awarded £3.4 million of funding for Summit to Sea over five years. To view the original funding application, for the previous phase of the project please click here.

In June 2020 the project restructured and adjusted the timeline of delivery to focus on an initial co-designing period, which is being funded (£150,000) from the original funding from May 2020 – May 2022.

This funding will support exploring how a significant, sustained effort to create new opportunities and infrastructure in the project area can deliver positive change for nature and people at scale. 

Development Phase Funding Application