Grow Wild Funding Helps Communities Bloom

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Youth groups are invited to apply for grants of £500 to £5000 from Grow Wild to create exciting transformational wild flower sites in their local area. Smaller Young Grow Wild grants are also available of up to £100 for youth groups via Youth Scotland.

Grow Wild is working with greenspace scotland and Youth Scotland to provide funding to Scottish groups and communities to use native wildflowers and plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy. It is a nationwide initiative to inspire people and communities to come together to sow, grow and support UK native wild flowers, led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and backed by the Big Lottery Fund.

Your Grow Wild project might be an unloved area that you want to reclaim for the local community. Or perhaps somewhere that's a bit neglected or run-down and you want to turn it into an inspiring space for everyone. Maybe you want to use wildflowers to create a graffiti maze or as part of an arts or local history project or to breathe life into unusual or neglected objects. Perhaps you want to run a spring or summer season of Grow Wild events and activities for young people?
Grow Wild wants to provide funding to create stunning projects that everyone will love and use. The project is particularly looking for community ideas which involve young people.
So get thinking about a space near you that needs a Grow Wild transformation and apply now for funding of between £500 and £5000. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 14 January 2014. To find out more about applying for Grow Wild funding visit the website.
If you are a youth group looking for a smaller grant of up to £100, you might want to apply to us here at Youth Scotland for a Young Grow Wild grant - more details.