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Community WildBelt Project

A step change to nature recovery in the north Chilterns

The Community WildBelt project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Rothschild Foundation is a project creating a lasting and joined-up approach to nature conservation through local people. The project develops and supports individuals, Parish Councils and community groups to take practical and positive action and help nature recovery on their doorsteps.

Initially the project is focussed on assisting groups and individuals around the Wendover-Tring-Aylesbury triangle. It’s an area where nature is at risk, not only within the towns and villages along the scarp, but from the encroachment of Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead.

Community WildBelt will support and coordinate local expertise, passion and good-will to make a difference to biodiversity loss and our global warming crisis, all while making the area a better place to live and work.

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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.

Apply for funding

A Community WildBelt Fund is offering small grants to fund nature recovery projects.

Information about the Fund, plus the application form.

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