Projects that focus on UK native plants, helping other people understand their importance for the environment and our lives.
Projects that will transform an urban space.
This could be in a single location, such as a garden at your local community centre. Alternatively, you could transform several smaller locations that are connected through your project activity.
Please note that we can’t fund projects in rural areas.
Your project should aim to enhance the biodiversity of your space, with planting/growing as a core activity.
Growing doesn’t need to be your only activity, but it should be at the heart of your project. We’re keen to fund projects that will encourage nature to thrive, having a positive impact for pollinating insects, birds and other wildlife.
Projects led by groups who care about the environment and will use sustainable materials and practices.
As part of this we’ll ask all successful groups to commit to buying only peat-free compost.
In the application form we’ll also ask you to tell us about any other steps you will be taking to be environmentally friendly. For example, using recycled materials, buying local, composting, installing a water butt, not using pesticides etc.
Projects that have the potential to reach at least 300 people.
This may sound like a big number, but it’s not too difficult to achieve with social media to help. We’ll be looking to see how other people will benefit from your project idea, so think about the quality and impact of what you will offer
Projects that will work with one or more of Grow Wild’s target audiences:
- Young people aged 12-25.
- People experiencing some disadvantage or reduced access to services.
- People who are less engaged with others in their local community.
- People who face barriers to connecting with nature.
- Disabled people.
Projects led by groups that are keen to connect.
Project leaders will be invited to share their experiences with other successful groups and attend online events and training facilitated by Grow Wild
Some of our online training sessions may also have follow up activities for your group to try out, for example pollinator counts and other nature surveys.
The estimated time commitment involved will be around two to three hours per month, from May to October
Please note - we can’t support projects delivered in rural, conservation or protected areas such as SSSIs. We also won’t be able to fund any projects which require planning permission, because this process will take too long.