Wye Valley River Festival 2016 - Page 25

Funding and support The Wye Valley River Festival 2016 is a Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership initiative with funding from the Sustainable Development Fund, a Welsh Government Initiative in the Wye Valley AONB, The Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, supported by the Welsh Government and the Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery, Environment Agency, Ernest Cook Trust, Forestry Commission England, New Grove Trust,, Ross Town Council and in-kind support from Hereford River Carnival,The Shire Hall, Monmouth, Mon Teas, National Museum of Wales, Chepstow Racecourse, numerous volunteers and local communities; main business sponsor Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire and media sponsors Sunshine Radio and Live 24-Seven. Special thanks to land owners at Herefordshire Council, Ross Town Council, The Tump Lydbrook, the Slaughters Biblins, Vauxhall Fields Monmouth, Redbrook Bridge, Llandogo Riverside, Old Station Tintern and Chepstow Racecourse who granted access to make these events possible. sponsors Main Business Sponsor Caravan Sponsors Media Sponsors River Bed Sponsor Silver Sponsors Advertising Sponsor The Wye Valley AONB Partnership is a public, private and voluntary sector collaboration dedicated to conserving and enhancing the 327km2 of this nationally designated and outstanding living, working landscape for present and future generations The Wye Valley AONB Unit is the lead delivery agent guided by Wye Valley AONB Joint Advisory Committee and the Wye Valley AONB Management Plan with the key funding partners, being DEFRA, Natural Resources Wales, Forest of Dean District Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Herefordshire Council and Monmouthshire County Council. The UK’s 46 AONBs and 15 National Parks share the highest level of protection in terms of landscape. www.landscapesforlife.o