Your group and project need to be based in an urban location, within the UK.
Your project should focus on UK native wildflowers and/or plants, through growing and as inspiration, helping other people understand their importance for the environment and our lives.
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.
Your project needs to involve some sort of physical transformation of a space or place.
This could be single location, such as a garden at your local community centre or forgotten flowerbeds near your local shops. Alternatively, it could involve several locations that are connected through your project.
For example, if you gave all the people on your street a window box or planter and the support to get growing.
Grow Wild is keen to fund groups that care about the planet and will choose sustainable materials and practices when completing their project.
As part of this, we’ll ask all successful groups to commit to buying only peat-free compost. In the grant application form we’ll also ask you to tell us about any other steps your group will be taking to be environmentally friendly and any sustainable choices you will be making .
For example using recycled materials, buying local, composting, installing a water butt, not using pesticides etc.
You should aim to share your project with a minimum of 300 people.
This may sound like a big number, but it’s not too difficult to achieve with the internet and 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 your project will offer.
Your project should 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 or people with additional needs
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.