As part of a project called "Wild Aylesbury Vale" micro grants are available. Fore more details see website: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/community-and-safety/improving-your-local-community/winslow-community-board/wild-aylesbury-vale-micro-grant-funds/ Up to £500 each is available for community groups and parishes to apply to help fund a wildlife project. The grants can be used to purchase chat benches, bird and insect boxes and a variety of wildflower packs, etc. The Buckinghamshire Council Community Board for Winslow & Villages have agreed £5,000 in micro-grants for our area. The parish council is considering several options for projects on land owned by the parish council, but other applications are welcome. If you have an idea which is not accepted by the Community Board, do get in touch with the parish council as other sources of funding may be available.
This project has been developed in partnership with BBOWT (Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust), Chiltern Rangers and Lindengate Horticultural and Social Therapy Mental Health Charity to help achieve the following outcomes:
- Increased skills, knowledge and confidence of local people about wildlife
- Increased nature connectedness for Aylesbury Vale residents
- More spaces for nature in the Aylesbury Vale area
- Improved wellbeing of resident in Aylesbury Vale
- Long term legacy within the Community Board
If you have an idea for a project, submit an expression of interest form by the closing date of 30th September 2021.