Grow Wild and reap the benefits of lotto cash grant
Organisations and community groups in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are being invited to apply for funding of £1000 to £4000 from Grow Wild to create inspiring spaces.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Grow Wild motivates communities, friends, neighbours and individuals to come together to transform local spaces by sowing, growing and enjoying UK native wild flowers.
Over the next year, Grow Wild has more than £200,000 to award to not-for-profit groups who put forward creative ideas that revamp communal spaces.
Grow Wild is looking for projects that use native wild flowers and plants to bring colour and wildlife to their local area in an innovative way.
They should offer volunteering opportunities to young people aged 12-25 and also to over 25s.
Projects should also think creatively about sharing stories, photographs and activities from their spaces. Claire Bennett, Grow Wild Scotland Partnership Manager, at Grow Wild:“A community project can be anything that ignites the interest of the community with activities that show UK native plants at their best.
“It’s not just about what you sow, but how you sow.
“We want groups to think creatively with events, art, music and more.”
For more information on joining the Grow Wild community project network by December 1, 2015, visit growwilduk. com/get-funding to arrange a discussion with the team.