Funding support

This page acknowledges funding support for projects across the Doddington Estate


The Doddington Hall Conservation Charity has been awarded initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Wilder Connections project. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to develop a wide range of programmes designed to broaden access to and deepen engagement with nature; and to create opportunities for young people to gain skills to help them get fulfilling nature-based/outdoor jobs and take advantage of new career opportunities arising from changing agriculture and environmental policy.

Development funding of £185,000 has been awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help progress plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant at a later date.


Forestry equipment to improve productivity

The forestry equipment funded by the LEADER grant has allowed Doddington Farms LLP to produce wood chip much more efficiently than previously. This wood chip is used in our biomass boiler to heat 19 different buildings on the estate.

With thanks to LEADER for a 40% contribution. This project was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.


The Doddington Wagon Shed houses a fascinating collection of English farm wagons, collected by Antony Jarvis, Claire Birch’s father, since the 1960s.

The Doddington Wagon Collection is a unique and important collection regionally and nationally. It has been built on the site of a long-derelict Sawmill with support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.


In our drive to reduce our energy consumption and lower our carbon emissions we have invested in Solar PV, replacement freezers and new chiller doors. These will make a huge difference to the environment and are an important part of our sustainability journey.

To help us invest in these energy saving measures we had support from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire. Through this we received a grant of £14,098 to enable us to make these fantastic changes.

The £8.5 million Smart Energy programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development fund. This is enabling small to medium businesses across the Greater Lincolnshire area invest in energy saving technology.


This path enables cyclists and pedestrians to make a safe, attractive and traffic free journey from Doddington to the centre of Lincoln via the Sustrans Cycle Path 64.

Investment into the ‘Georgie Twigg Track’ came from Doddington Hall and grants. It was built with help from a grant given by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014 – 2020 through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.