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Uttoxeter Biodiversity Meeting

Uttoxeter is a town where urban and rural environments come together. This is a natural advantage which can be used to help support a diverse range of species and develop a flourishing natural environment, but it needs to be supported by concerted and coordinated action by individuals, businesses and organisations. A biodiversity strategy for the town would help realise the vision. 

Initiated by members of the Uttoxeter In Bloom Committee, we are inviting those interested in helping to develop the strategy to attend an open meeting to start the Uttoxeter Biodiversity Group.


Outdoor Learning charity – The Kingswood Trust helps young people to connect with nature, improving their health and wellbeing. The Trust has just launched a new and exciting project “Woodland Foresters” with the help of a Big Lottery grant for £9120. This will enable four groups, aged 11-15 years to participate in nature based learning.

Calor Rural Community Fund

Calor offer rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Projects supported could be anything from redecorating your community centre or village hall; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups. Calor are open to ideas

They offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects that provide an on-going service for local communities.

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can submit their projects for funding.

‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ awarded £2.7 million National Lottery Funding

A revitalised landscape of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands is being made possible thanks to the ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ project successfully securing a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery.

The ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ (TTTV) project is a partnership of 18 organisations working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - the county’s largest nature conservation charity - at the helm.