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ACRE – Action with Communities in Rural England
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Action with Communities in Rural England is the national voice for the 38 rural community councils who make up the country’s largest rural network. Together, ACRE reaches 52,000 grassroots organisations in 11,000 rural communities.

Their vision – to be the voice of rural communities – is supported by the wealth of evidence and intelligence on rural matters that they collect from members. They use this evidence to influence national policy on rural issues, from housing, health and transport to broadband, services and fuel poverty.

ACRE has a strong track record of speaking up for rural communities on the national stage and delivering multi-million pound projects that enable our communities to find innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

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Bumblebee Conservation Trust
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Information on bumblebees including bee activities for different age groups, games, management advice, and bee identification resources.

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Butterfly Conservation Society
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The Butterfly Conservation Society aims to protect and conserve wild butterflies and moths.

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Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
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CFE helps farming businesses, by signposting to best practice in soil management, crop nutrition and pesticide use.
CFE helps farmers support the natural environment, whilst farming productively.
CFE gives farmers the opportunity to demonstrate their ‘green credentials’ to the rest of the industry and the general public
CFE is a partnership approach, supported by organisations engaged in agriculture and the environment and voluntary industry-led initiatives.

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Catchment Sensitive Farming
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Part of Natural England, Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) raises awareness of diffuse pollution from agriculture by giving free farm visits, training and advice to farmers in selected areas in England. The aim of the advice is to improve the environmental performance of farms.

Advice is only available in high priority areas for water quality.

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