Grants available: £500 to kick-start your project. And, to boost your fundraising, £2 for every £1 you raise, to help your project reach its target quicker.*
Applications close: From 30 March 2023 until £1 million of funding has been allocated
Who is the funding for: here to help community groups across the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area.
To apply for the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund, your project needs to be focused on taking action for nature in one of the following three ways:
1. Nature restoration – activity that boosts local biodiversity, by protecting or restoring habitats, creating space for nature, connecting green spaces and/or addressing activities that directly impact biodiversity.
2. Nature connectedness and pro-environmental behaviours – action that supports greater connection to nature and promotes pro-environmental behaviours at the community level that will benefit nature.
3. Community cohesion and connection – nature positive activity that encourages collaboration in the local community, by connecting people of diverse backgrounds, generations, and abilities to nature and one another.
With £500 available to get started, and up to £15,000 in match funding per project, it’s a great chance to make a real change.
*Projects that are accepted to the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund will receive 2:1 match funding from Aviva. From 30 March 2023 until £1 million of funding has been allocated, pledges will be matched at a rate of £2 to every £1 donated. 2:1 match funding will apply to pledges of up to £250. The maximum value of 2:1 match funding a project can receive is £15,000.
How to apply: