Involving the Council

The successes that have been enjoyed by the now-established Friends groups have led to more communities wanting to improve their own local park. The Parks service has listened to the requests that have been made for more information, help and support, and has developed a response to this, including:

  • Producing this guidance
  • Allocating Groundwork South’s Green Space Project Manager as a direct point of contact for communities
  • Giving on-going information and support
  • Fundraising, financial and practical support

Councils welcome the opportunity to work with communities as they are able to voice the issues faced in the area. Local councils are keen to work with these communities to make real, sustainable change in parks and green spaces which enables wider engagement with the natural environment. Your Programme Co-ordinator for Communities is your first port of call for finding the relevant contact within your local Council.

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Funding to help your school connect to nature…

What do bird boxes, bee hotels, fire works and nature experts all have in common?

They are all available free to schools as part of Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Local School Nature Grants

The Local Schools Nature Grants Programme includes up to £500 worth of outdoor resources, which can be chosen from a mix of over 100 different products.

The packages offer a wide mix of products to appeal to a broad range of ages, are customisable, enabling Infant, Primary and Secondary schools to choose from a menu of items which best suit their learners and their setting.

The project is funded by Postcode Local Trust, which receives funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Key Information About The Grants:

  • The total spend on products cannot exceed £500
  • All prices include VAT and delivery
  • Any underspend will be used to help further schools partake in the project and cannot be reimbursed to the school
  • Training is delivered on your school site
  • Once the online application form is submitted schools cannot change the products that they have selected
  • Items will be delivered directly to schools within 3 months of the application being successful
  • Schools are welcome to select the same item multiple times, as long as the £500 budget is not exceeded
  • Schools will not be required to make any payment; this will be handled directly by Learning though Landscapes and the supplier
Find out more and apply now!

https://www.ltl.org.uk/projects/local-school-nature-grants/#nature-grant