Funding for Welsh organisations to help excluded and disadvantaged communities connect with nature


About the fund

Area: Wales.

Suitable for: Not-for-profit organisations (statutory and third sector) with a bank account and a constitution.

Funding size: Between £30,000 and £100,000 for a project that ends by March 2023.

Application deadline: Submit a short project enquiry by 6 August 2021 and a full application by 2 September 2021.

Local Places for Nature – Breaking Barriers is intended to help organisations working with excluded and disadvantaged communities to identify and remove barriers to community involvement in nature.

The aim is to co-produce the programme of the future, to enable participation in nature, co-creating ideas, plans and projects that will create a local place for nature.

It is hoped that this funding will pay for a network of facilitators or co-ordinators to help achieve this.

Grants of £30,000–£100,000 are available for revenue costs. This funding is primarily for:

  • organisations working with Black and minority ethnic, refugee, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community groups
  • those working with people in the 30% most deprived areas
  • previous recipients of Local Places for Nature grants to move on to the next step of developing their places for nature in their community

If your proposal falls within the 70% least deprived of areas you may still be able to apply for funding. This is particularly the case if your project will increase the involvement of a wider range of people in natural heritage or if those affected by the project have a specific need.

Your project must only include revenue costs, for example:

  • staffing and on costs
  • consumables
  • training and support
  • community consultation and ‘taster’ events
  • travel

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.