Grants to help ‘rewild’ Britain

A new fund has been set up to help ‘rewild’ parts of the UK.

Rewilding Britain says it expects to support as many as 20 schemes this year – with money awarded to community groups with ideas that will have the highest impact for people and nature.

Sara King, the charity’s rewilding network manager, said: “The Rewilding Innovation Fund is being launched in response to the rapidly growing thirst for information, advice and funding for rewilding as a powerful way of tackling the nature and climate emergencies, while creating real social and economic benefits for people.

“We particularly want to support community projects, because locally-led action is central to helping nature recover in ways that work for people and communities, and for creating connectivity of nature across the country.”

New ideas and learning from successful applications will be fed back into the charity’s “rewilding network” of community groups, landowners, farmers and land managers to provide practical information for their efforts to rewild.

Tanya Francis 15th February 2022