Getting Started


All groups are different with a variety of ideas for their local spaces and your Programme Co-ordinator for Communities, Debs, is here to help you to get started.  Contact Debs here.

What can we do?

Friends groups may hold engagement events, deliver practical activity, such as habitat creation and maintenance in their local park or green/natural space, holding community consultation, working with other local organisations and projects, such as play or conservation organisations to develop exciting new programmes of work.

Many groups get involved in some kind of fundraising… This could be through events in or out of natural spaces, individual fundraising activity or grants.

Although our natural spaces are generally run by a wildlife organisation or the local council, friends groups usually have a vision or ideas of extras they would like: resources which would improve the green space and add to the enjoyment of those using it… This might include improved aspects such as signage, nature projects or education resources.

You can get as involved as you like!

We will help you to do a bit of research…

  • Is there already a group which covers your natural space? Would your friends and neighbours like to get involved?
  • How close is your nearest existing friends group? Get in touch with them via your Programme Co-ordinator, Debs, as they will be able to help you.
  • If possible, attend one of their events or meetings and chat with the coordinator and other members to get some tips.

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