Chance to apply for Grow Wild funding

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Organisations and community groups in Brechin and Edzell have been invited to apply for funding of £1,000 to £4,000 from Grow Wild to create inspiring spaces in their local area using UK native plants.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Grow Wild motivates communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across the UK to come together to transform local spaces by sowing, growing native wild flowers.

Grow Wild is looking for projects that offer volunteering opportunities for those aged 12-25 and older. Projects should use fun stories and methods to share photos and activities from their space (or a series of linked spaces) as they find new ways of using native plants to revitalise their local area.

Applications for 2015 funding must be received by December 2, 2014. A panel of experts will then help decide who will receive funding. Successful groups will be notified in February 2015 ready to start their project in March and finish by October.

Claire Bennet, Scotland Partnership Manager at Grow Wild, said: “A community project can be anything that ignites the interest of the community with activities that show UK native plants at their best.”

To apply to join the Grow Wild community project network by December 2, visit growwilduk.com/get-funding for guidance and to arrange a discussion with the team.