The Carnegie Trust offered the trust £18,000 to develop a community led project with the aim of managing Raydale to buffer against future effects of climate change. Deborah Millward has managed the project from inception and is now putting land management measures in place. These include gill planting with native trees, buffer strips alongside river banks and contour planting to reduce sediment inputs into the stream network.
A scoping study has been carried out to look into opportunities for hydropower generation. It is expected that this will pull in a stream of annual funds to be managed by a new charity that will form out of the Raydale project. The project has managed to pull in further funding from a number of sources and has been integral in the development of the Catchment Sensitive Farming Scheme which has recently begun.