Community spaces

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Environmental growth for community groups and community spaces

Whether you’re part of the WI or a scout troop, a local football club or book group, you can help create environmental growth in community spaces.  

By making the most of the outdoor spaces and by educating and inspiring others you can help turn local parks, playing fields, churchyards and courtyards into places where nature can flourish.  And even if you’re not involved in an existing group think about setting one up through your nearest school, church or sports club.

If you'd like a copy of these activities to keep, you can download our Community Spaces Activity Cards here!

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Here are some ways you can help:

 

Organise a community pond dig or litter pick

Help make your community space a haven for wildlife and neighbours alike.

Organise a community pond dig or litter pick

Community tree planting scheme

Set up a community tree planting scheme, plant native species in your area.

Community tree planting scheme
 
 
 
 

Wildflower power

Get together to sow a wildflower meadow in local community spaces, housing estates and along verges.

Wildflower power

Site search

Find out if there are any local sites suitable for new wildlife areas, community food growing or orchard schemes. Could your community acquire a piece of amenity land or convince a landowner to donate some of their land?

Site search
 
 
 
 

Seed funding

See what funding is available to get your ideas for environmental growth off the ground

Seed funding

Get involved

Look after community spaces such as parks, play areas, playing fields and housing estates, and make them wildlife friendly.

Get involved
 
 
 
 

Campaign for wildlife friendly spaces

Encourage your town, parish or county council to manage local community spaces for wildlife.

Campaign for wildlife friendly spaces

Guest speakers

Invite guest speakers to your group to spread the word about local environmental issues and inspire your members.

Guest speakers