Any constituted group, organisation or school with a bank account and an existing affiliation to a park, open space or community garden across the borough of Maidstone can now apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to help a nature project and must apply by 29 February.
Nicola Toulson, Maidstone Borough Council Community Partnership Officer and coordinator of Go Green Go Wild said:
“Last year we awarded grants of up to £250 with eleven organisations successfully bidding for this. Some of these projects were for wildlife projects, tree planting, biodiversity improvements, clean-up projects, materials, equipment and tools and seeds, bulbs and plants.
“These larger pots of money are the next stage in our project, encouraging groups to come up with bigger schemes. The aim is to help communities with projects that will improve opportunities for nature and wildlife, as well as benefit the community."
The council scheme ‘Go Green Go Wild’ is an exciting project created by the Maidstone Borough Council Parks and Open Spaces team to encourage people to look after the nature on their doorstep.
Anyone interested in helping with Go Green Go Wild projects needs to register their details at the website: https://gogreengowild.com/home or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo attached of The Friends of South Park with Nicola Toulson (right), who received funding from the small grants scheme in 2019 to stock the newly renovated pond with pond plants to benefit nature and wildlife.