Local Places for Nature is back! Nature is under threat and it’s time to take action.
We’re excited to announce that applications for Local Places for Nature have reopened.
Last year, more than 500 green spaces across the country were created, restored and enhanced. Community groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes got involved – from disability charities and youth groups to social enterprises and carer groups.
Now, we’ve got hundreds more packages available. This is your chance to reverse nature’s decline and provide an important boost to the well-being of your local community at the same time.
We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved. So, we’ve designed a choice of packages tailored to different community groups and organisations.
Each pre-paid package includes native plants, tools and other materials. We’ll handle the orders and deliveries, and our project officers will even provide support on the ground.
Our packages fall into two categories.
1. Starter packages for community or volunteer groups looking to create a Pollinator Garden, Fruit and Herb Garden, or Urban Garden.
2. Development packages for community-based organisations that are ready to take on a bigger project and build a Food Growing Garden or Wildlife Garden.
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It’s a simple application process. Choose your package, read through the guidance, and download and complete the application form.
Applications will be assessed monthly by project grant panels. The first application deadline is midday on Friday 30 April. The next deadline will be midday on 31 May, then 30 June and so on until all packages have been allocated. Check out #BacktoNature on social media for all the latest news.
In 2021-22, priority will be given to projects in urban, deprived areas with little or no access to nature. We’re also really keen to welcome applications from underrepresented groups across Wales.
If you need support with your application, we have three regional coordinators are on hand to support you through the process.
Contact the team
Our initiative is part of a wider £5m Welsh Government 'Local Places for Nature' fund, committed to acquiring, restoring and enhancing nature ‘on your doorstep’.
Give nature a boost with one of our small garden projects
Make a difference on a larger scale with a food growing or wildlife garden