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Growing a better future- New Environmental Community Awards partnership launched January 2022

The Conservation Foundation has just launched a new project in partnership with Foresters Financial.

The Growing a Better Future project is inviting communities in Bristol, Chelmsford, and Birmingham to apply for one of three new grants to help their own local environment flourish with funds and volunteer power.

Grants will be awarded in the following categories:

Pick Me Up Community Clean-up projects – in parks, riverbanks, roadsides, or anywhere in the community that would be improved by a big clean-up

Bee the Change Pollinator Projects – planting much-needed habitat that bees and other  vital pollinating insects need for food, shelter, and nurseries

Grow it Forward Community Garden projects – for those without access to their own gardens to enjoy the thrill of eating home grown vegetables

£ 2,000 will go to each winning ‘Bee the Change’ and ‘Grow it Forward’ project

£1,000 will go to the winning ‘Pick Me Up Community Clean-up project to help buy materials and promote their work.

Is your project eligible?

In order to be considered for a Growing a Better Future award, your project needs to meet the following criteria listed below:

1. You must be willing to host a minimum group size of 15 Foresters members to volunteer their time on your project for a one-day 2-4 hour period. 2. You must be able to demonstrate that there is a genuine need for your project, either for the environment or your community, and explain how community members will be involved in making the project happen and ensuring its long term success. 3. You must be able to show how receiving the grant would impact your ability to complete your project, as well as how not receiving a grant would affect the feasibility of your project or what aspects of your overall project might not move forward without funding. Deadline for submissions is 31 May.

To apply for the award, click here.

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