EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Why did Defra give ‘rewilding’ charity £116,000 in the space of a month?

As the nation tightens its purse strings within the cost-of-living disaster, cash-strapped taxpayers may be shocked to study {that a} multi-millionaire Hollywood star’s charity has been benefiting from their hard-earned cash.

I can reveal that charity Re:wild, co-founded by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, has been handed greater than £116,000 in grants by the UK Government, within the house of only a month.

The money comes from a Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) scheme which provides out grants that assist to guard biodiversity and the pure atmosphere world wide.

Even although the actor, 47, is price over £200 million, Re:wild, the conservation group he co-founded final 12 months, has obtained 4 lump-sum donations totalling the eyebrow-raising quantity.

I can reveal that charity Re:wild, co-founded by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, has been handed more than £116,000 in grants by the UK Government, in the space of just a month

I can reveal that charity Re:wild, co-founded by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, has been handed greater than £116,000 in grants by the UK Government, within the house of only a month

Earlier this 12 months, Defra granted the charity £28,800 of taxpayers’ money to foyer for ‘rewilding’.

The cash was used to guard a species of dwarf buffalo referred to as the tamaraw within the Philippines.

And this is not going to be the final set of funds the trigger will obtain from British taxpayers — as a spokesman for Defra tells me that is an ongoing paying scheme.

‘The funds have been made to Re:wild as a part of a three-year grant that they efficiently secured,’ they affirm.

Let’s not neglect this is similar Leonardo DiCaprio who reportedly spent $2.5 million on champagne for his thirty eighth birthday bash, and flew 8,000 miles in a non-public jet from Cannes to New York and again once more — to simply accept an atmosphere award.

After Sienna snub, a minimum of Boy George nonetheless loves you, Kelly 

Her stepdaughter Sienna Miller might want to take the recommendation of others, however prime inside designer Kelly Hoppen nonetheless has followers in excessive locations.

After taking one have a look at Kelly’s £12.5 million mansion, singer Boy George ‘fell in love with it’ and he has tasked her with doing up his personal gothic-style North London house in the identical method.

The Culture Club singer, 61, advised Kelly: ‘I need you to redo my home and I need it to look precisely like this.’

Yesterday Sienna, 40, revealed she had chosen her movie director pal Gaby Dellal, 61, who apparently has the ‘finest style’ of anybody Sienna has ‘ever met’, to renovate her Buckinghamshire cottage.

After taking one look at Kelly¿s £12.5 million mansion, singer Boy George ¿fell in love with it¿ and he has tasked her with doing up his own gothic-style North London home in the same way

After taking one have a look at Kelly’s £12.5 million mansion, singer Boy George ‘fell in love with it’ and he has tasked her with doing up his personal gothic-style North London house in the identical method

The sensible set’s speaking about… Bridgerton’s actual -life blue-blooded star 

CHRISTENED Louis — and with Prince Charles as certainly one of his grandfathers — he was at all times destined for grandeur.

No, not the third and youngest of Kate and Wills’s offspring however Louis Cunningham, 24, grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg.

After making his Bridgerton debut as Lord Corning, he’s now to star within the eight-part BBC drama Marie Antoinette. His position? Louis XVI, in fact.

And I can reveal that Oxford graduate Louis, 24, has one other prince lurking in his background — ‘Prince of Darkness’ Peter Mandelson. Years in the past, when a neighbour of Louis’s mother and father, the Labour peer used to babysit for the household.

No, not the third and youngest of Kate and Wills¿s offspring but Louis Cunningham, 24, grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg

No, not the third and youngest of Kate and Wills’s offspring however Louis Cunningham, 24, grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg

Previously portly Simon Callow reckons he is in the most effective form of his life — and it is all due to a groundbreaking new weight-reduction plan plan he devised. ‘I’m very match, fitter than I’ve ever been,’ says the 73-year-old, who must be gentle on his toes as he at the moment has an all-singing, all-dancing position on the London stage within the musical Anything Goes. 

‘I devised a weight-reduction plan all of my very own. I started consuming half as a lot as I usually would and ate it twice as slowly. Over 4 months I misplaced greater than two stone.’ It’s by no means too late…

Amanda’s meltdown

Is Prince Andrew’s former squeeze Amanda Staveley, a serious participant within the £300 million Saudi takeover of Newcastle United, feeling the warmth?

Staveley, 49, appeared to ‘kick off’ on her cellular in WHSmith at London’s King’s Cross. 

‘It was an entire meltdown,’ says my man hiding behind the Maltesers. ‘She was yelling: ‘Why cannot you do it in 24 hours?’ ‘

Queueing to pay for sweeties, drinks and a Richard Osman novel, she then apparently shouted: ‘Don’t you inform me to relax!’ — earlier than realising she lacked money or playing cards. She was ultimately rescued by husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi.

Is Prince Andrew's former squeeze Amanda Staveley, a major player in the £300 million Saudi takeover of Newcastle United, feeling the heat?

Is Prince Andrew’s former squeeze Amanda Staveley, a serious participant within the £300 million Saudi takeover of Newcastle United, feeling the warmth?

Cleese and spouse No. 4 have a good time tenth anniversary

Funnyman John Cleese appeared uncharacteristically carefree as he and his fourth spouse celebrated their tenth anniversary on Wednesday.

The 82-year-old Monty Python star was out with Jennifer Wade, 51, on the fashionable Mayfair eatery La Loma.

It’s no secret the actor has been unfortunate in love beforehand, having gone by means of three pricey divorces. First married to his former Fawlty Towers co-star Connie Booth, then later to American actress Barbara Trentham, it was his marriage to U.S. radio host Alyce Eichelberger that burned the most important gap in his pocket.

He referred to as the £600,000 a 12 months he was ordered to pay her ‘utterly ridiculous’ on the time, and it led to him embarking on his first reside tour to lift funds — which he in fact referred to as The Alimony Tour.

Her surname may be Frost but Sadie showed off her red-hot style at a charity bash in Mallorca

Her surname could also be Frost however Sadie confirmed off her red-hot model at a charity bash in Mallorca

Scarlet Sadie exhibits off her Spanish model

Her surname could also be Frost however Sadie confirmed off her red-hot model at a charity bash in Mallorca.

Wearing a £120 gown by UK designer Vivien of Holloway, the 57-year-old — who’s believed to have lately bought a villa on the Spanish Island — introduced a contact of British glamour to proceedings at a swanky do. 

‘Whirlwind journey to (island capital) Palma to perform a little enterprise,’ she says. 

‘Met some pretty folks.’

The fundraiser is placed on yearly by Spanish actual property agent Marcel Remus, and was attended by the likes of Dame Joan Collins in 2021.

I do hope Marcel gave Sadie some prime tips about shopping for Spanish properties.

(Very) fashionable manners

No stranger to flights of fantasy, Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson says he ‘critically thought of’ wiping his thoughts with hypnosis after engaged on the franchise for thus lengthy. So a lot in order that he even spoke to an professional about doing simply that. 

‘I did speak to Derren Brown about it and he thought he might do it,’ says the 60-year-old filmmaker, when all Jackson needed to do after ending the £2.5 billion grossing journey trilogy was see ‘a hypnotherapy man’ who might ‘make me neglect in regards to the work I’d executed during the last six or seven years’. Thankfully, sense prevailed and the Oscar-winner stored his Hobbit behavior.