Keep Wales Tidy are launching the Local Places for Nature scheme – a brand-new initiative, funded by Welsh Government, that aims to create, restore and enhance hundreds of habitats across the country.
Applications are now open to community groups and organisations looking to help reverse nature’s decline.
To make it as easy as possible for people to get involved, there’s a choice of ‘packages’ tailored to different groups and organisations.
Each pre-paid package includes native plants, tools and other materials. Keep Wales Tidy handle the orders and deliveries, and their project officers will even provide support on the ground to help you create your new nature space.
Their packages fall into three categories:
- Starter packages for town and community councils (1 each) – Choose from; a) Butterfly Garden, b) Fruit Garden or c) Wildlife Garden. Read the guidance and FAQs
- Starter packages for community-based organisations (3 per county); Choose from; a) Butterfly Garden, b) Fruit Garden or c) Wildlife Garden. Read the guidance and FAQs
- Development packages for community-based organisations (3 per county) – Choose from a) Food growing area b) Sustainable urban Drainage System or c) Wildlife Garden. Download the guidance here
There is a simple application process, and they expect lots of applicants, so please get your application in asap! The deadline for first application round is 12pm on Friday 6 March.
You can also join a free webinar with Keep Wales Tidy, hosted by WCVA, on 2 March 2020 at 2pm to hear more and to ask any questions about the application process. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lleoedd-lleol-ar-gyfer-natur-gweminar-local-places-for-nature-webinar-tickets-96639815289