The funding will help to conserve the landscapes by supporting schemes that provide long-term social, economic and environmental benefits for rural areas.
“The HLF’s Landscape Partnerships are helping change the way people think about and care for some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery,” said Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of HLF. “We’re very proud of this ground-breaking funding programme - the first and only one of its kind - and we plan to continue to build on its achievements in the coming years.”
The 13 projects are:
Ouse Washes LP, Cambridgeshire
Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks LP
Nevis LP, Fort William
Inner Forth LP, Central Scotland
Dartmoor LP, Devon
Lower Severn Vale LP, South Gloucestershire
River Tees LP, County Durham
Allen Valleys LP, North Pennines AONB
Ring of Gullion LP, Newry and Mourne
Tame Valley Wetlands LP, Warwickshire and Staffordshire
Dearne Valley LP, South Yorkshire
Upper Nidderdale LP, Yorkshire
Saltscape LP, Cheshire
The applicants will now progress to a second round, where they will submit a fully-developed application to secure the full funding award.
More than £130 million has been invested in 83 different areas through the Landscape Partnerships programme, which has been running for eight years.