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Community WildBelt Small Grant Fund

Apply now for up to £500 for your nature project

Key to the success of the Community WildBelt project is facilitating local people to actively care for nature in their own neighbourhood.

The Community WildBelt Small Grant Fund aims to encourage local initiative, engage more people and add to the legacy of stewardship for the natural environment. It recognises that there is a strong desire within local communities to take positive action to improve nature but face a wide range of barriers to realising their aims and often these can be overcome with a small amount of support.

If you, or your organisation, care passionately about nature in your local area, want to protect it, have some ideas on how to get more people involved in it and need a small amount of financial support to help get things going then it would be great to hear from you. It maybe that your project can get started with a small budget or that your larger project is looking for additional funding to make it even stronger, if so please get in touch.

Download the guidance for applicants here.

Access the application form here.

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The Community WildBelt project is made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

To get involved and to learn more

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Be a WildBelt volunteer

No experience necessary, and tools and training will be provided.

You’ll be working with different parish councils, community groups and private land owners. You may be involved in planting a new orchard, improving the biodiversity of chalk streams, tree planting, creating a wildflower meadow or recording wildlife.

Become a partner

Have you have an idea or ambition to improve nature?

Whether you’re a Parish Council, Community Group or local resident, we’d love to hear from you and help.

How do we make a difference to the Chilterns?

Chiltern Society Bottom Wood is an ancient woodland dating back to before 1600 and is home to over 700 different species of plants and animals