Local places for nature

Keep Wales Tidy has once again opened their Local Places for Nature scheme and you can apply for a free garden package today.

Last year, more than 500 green spaces across the country were created, restored and enhanced. Community groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes got involved – from disability charities and youth groups to social enterprises and carer groups.

Now, thanks to support from Welsh Government, they’ve got hundreds more packages available. This is your chance to reverse nature’s decline and provide an important boost to the well-being of your local community at the same time.

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Each pre-paid package includes native plants, tools and other materials. Keep Wales Tidy will handle the orders and deliveries, and their project officers will even provide support on the ground.

Their packages this year fall into two categories:

In 2021-22, priority will be given to projects in urban, deprived areas with little or no access to nature. We’re also really keen to welcome applications from underrepresented groups across Wales.

It’s a simple application process. Just visit the Keep Wales Tidy website, choose your package, read through the guidance, and download and complete the application form.

They’re expecting packages to get snapped up fast, so make sure you get your application in soon!

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance green spaces in our communities and i hope as many groups, organisations and individuals take up the opportunity to work in their area.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Local Places for Nature team – email nature@keepwalestidy.cymru

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