Grow Wild, the outreach project of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has two grant funds open for application: community projects and for youth-led projects. We’re interested in projects inspired by UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi, that help people connect to each other and nature.
Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) is pleased to announce that it has secured an excellent line up of national and local speakers for their upcoming Community-led Housing (CLH) Conference. The event, aimed at the rural West Midland region, will take place on 19 September in Albrighton near Wolverhampton. It is part of a national programme of training events funded by the Nationwide Foundation and organised by Shropshire RCC on behalf of its regional ACRE Network partners.
Support Staffordshire is delighted to announce it is to join ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) to become a member of the national network of rural support organisations; ensuring Staffordshire remains a key partner in the national conversation about rural life.
The following consultations being launched by Stafford Borough Council as detailed below:
The Globe Foundation is an environmental not-for-profit based in Uttoxeter. Globe has developed an innovative solution to support community recycling, a plastic recycling project known as The Litterbug Project, that crafts plastic litter into reusable items.
A cohort of Uttoxeter volunteers took to the streets to litter pick, as part of the Daily Mail’s Great Plastic Pick Up.
The Albrighton Trust are delighted to announce their new, improved and extended accessible fishing platforms. Over the past few months the Trust has replaced its platforms and carried out vital maintenance work to its Moat which will ensure sustainable accessible fishing facilities at the Moat for many years to come.
Is your organisation considering a project that could enhance the natural environment in an urban part of Staffordshire?
If so, we would like to hear from you.
Support Staffordshire and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, with Staffordshire Community Foundation, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, are exploring the potential for submitting a bid for European funding which would be a grant fund for voluntary and community groups as well as town or district councils.
Youth Sailing @ Chasewater (YS@C), part of The Chase Sailing Club, will be scrubbing down their boats and boards in April before they start welcoming new members aboard to discover more about sailing and windsurfing.
The charity is part of RYA OnBoard – a national scheme aiming to make it cheaper for youngsters to participate.
One of the members, Daniel O’Connor, said his confidence and social skills had improved since taking part in sessions in May last year.