Grow For It
Know a young poet, filmmaker or designer who’s also interested in the great outdoors? We’ve just launched our youth funding programme Grow For It – and we’re looking for original project ideas from creative 12 to 25-year-olds to raise awareness about UK native wild flowers and plants. Successful applicants will receive £400 and their supporting group or organisation will also receive £100 to cover admin costs.
The closing date for applications is 2 April 2015 and you can find out more atgrowwilduk.com/grow-for-it
Meet our 2015 community projectsWe’re thrilled to announce that over 60 innovative community projects around the UK will receive Grow Wild funding in 2015. Our class of 2015 includes:
- Grass Roots, a project to transform a neglected pathway at FC United of Manchester and help the club create the first pollinator-friendly football stadium
- The Fasgadh Project to create a shelter for walkers and cyclists just off the Great Glen Way near Inverness
- Wild About Wales – a project to create a wild flower rich garden at Coleg Elidyr in Carmarthenshire, which provides further education and training for 18 to 25-year-olds with learning difficulties and additional needs
- Eufloria Wildlife Garden – a project to create a biodiverse woodland at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) in Bangor, Northern Ireland
Visit our map for full details and to find projects near you.
Join the Big Lunch
The Big Lunch is perfect for having fun with your neighbours and helping to build stronger neighbourhood.
It’s time to dig out the bunting and start planning your Big Lunch on Sunday 7 June: visit thebiglunch.com/join-in/register-2015 or call 0845 850 8181 to request a free pack, full of useful tips and resources like invites and salad seeds.
Spring has sprung – which means only one thing at Grow Wild Towers; getting ready to sow. While there’s still a chill in the air, there’s plenty you can do to get your outdoor space wild flower-ready.
Visit our new look website
We’ve just unveiled a makeover for growwilduk.com – so we can share more of our marvellous projects, information about wild flowers, and details on getting involved.
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