The aim of this grant scheme is to provide an easy way for community groups to access small amounts of funding to start a wildlife group or carry out activities that promote wildlife. Funds can be used for advice, equipment and other resources.
Whilst Devon is green and beautiful, we have lost vast areas of habitat and species over the last 50 + years. The project recognises the vital role community action can play in tackling the ecological emergency through diverse, environmentally sustainable interventions that will provide long-term benefits for wildlife. This could include creating new wildlife sites or changing the management of gardens, parks, green spaces, churchyards, orchards, ponds, ditches and buildings, in a way which will benefit wildlife.
Please note, we do not fund the planting of annuals, where there is only short-term benefit, or planting trees as there are other sources of funding for this.
The Wild About Devon – Community Wildlife Grant Scheme, was developed by the Devon Local Nature Partnership. This fund is financed by the Devon Environment Foundation (DEF), Devon Communities Together (DCT), and Devon County Council (DCC), as part of the commitment to help tackle the Ecological Emergency.
Community Wildlife Groups, Town / Parish Councils, Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for the fund. Collaborative partnerships amongst groups are welcomed, however, the application will have to be made by a lead partner.
For full details, visit the website, where you can download a copy of their full guidelines. You’ll also need to use their online application form (link on the same page) to submit your application.
Open 28th February 2023 – 22nd December 2023