Community Nature Projects

Blackdown Hills Natural Futures supported varuous groups across the AONB to set up Community Nature Projects during 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

in your community? Does your School, Parish Council, Church Group, WI Group, Young Farmers Group, Nursery, Scout Group, Village Hall or other community group want to help wildlife in your area? Our project team will help you to develop your ideas, provide advice on how to set up your group and how to raise awareness of your project.  We can also arrrange specialist advice, local experts or volunteers from other community nature projects to help out.Thanks to our HLF funding, we can offer grants of up to £500 available to get projects started.

If your project needs a more significant financial boost we will help with researching and applying for additional funding: Click here for a list of other potential sources of funding for Community Nature Projects

In your community you might like to: Create a wildflower meadow on the edge of a playing field, in a churchyard or along a road verge, put up bat boxes, bird boxes, or owl boxes, plant an orchard or woodland, create a wildlife friendly pond, create a ‘green roof’ on a community building, convert a derelict building into a bat house, produce a nature trail/wildlife walk leaflet, set up a dormouse monitoring scheme, or make an existing community garden or public space more wildlife friendly.