Grow Wild and reap the ben­e­fits of lotto cash grant

Rutherglen Reformer - - Stonelaw High Activities Outing - Staff re­porter

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.

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