Grow Wild Community Project Funding 2018

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Have you got a ridiculously exciting idea for a project that brings people together through activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native plants?

Awards of £2,000 or £4,000 are available for groups to transform their space,  do something new, or start creative projects that help communities and celebrate our native wildflowers, plants and fungi.


Applications are due 15th January 2018 for your chance to join Grow Wild’s project network.

What is it we’re looking for?

Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that:

  • Stand out from the crowd - think something creative, or even better something that hasn’t been done before!
  • Focus on UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi, highlighting the importance of these species for the environment, and for quality of life.
  • Will engage one or more of these groups: 

        Young people aged 12-18
        Students and young people aged 18-25
        People living in urban areas
        People experiencing hardship and reduced access to services
        Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities

  • Will encourage large-scale community involvement, ideally in the hundreds!
  • Will deliver the project in a space or location that is accessible to the general public i.e. is not in a restricted or controlled area


The fund is open to:

  • Voluntary, youth or community groups that are constituted, not-for-profit, or charitable entities. In particular:

              Youth groups
              Secondary schools
              Parish, town and community councils
              Health authorities, health boards and prisons

  • A group that is able to deliver and be financially responsible for a community project.
  • A group that holds a bank account in the name of their group and can show evidence of this to Grow Wild.

Unfortunately, the following groups are not eligible to apply:

  • Local authorities
  • Primary schools
  • Organisations with a commercial focus and where Grow Wild funds may be directly involved with commercial activities.
  • Groups previously funded by Grow Wild during 2014-17

But you can team up to support a group that is eligible in delivering their project!

To Apply

Get more information and apply at