Outside of Solihull
There are also opportunities for people to take part in important projects outside the borough.
Within Wildlife Ways there is a Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Small Habitats Grant Programme run by Solihull Council. This provides funding to organisations across the borough and the wider GBSLEP area to improve land and areas of waterway of value for people and wildlife.
Funding between £20,000 and £200,000 is available for innovative small-scale environmental projects via the scheme.
The scheme is open to:
- Statutory organisations
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Community or voluntary organisations
- Parish or Town Councils
- Businesses (if their land is open to public all year round)
- Schools (if their land is open to public all year round)
Some project examples include:
- Grassland improvements
- Wildflower seeding
- Woodland improvements
- Wetland improvements
- Tree and hedgerow planting
- River and canal bank improvements
We have just started the Solihull Bees and Trees project, which is a year-long project which includes woodlands and grassland management works.
Bees and Trees is part of the Wildlife Ways / Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s (GBSLEP) Habitats Grants Programme – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
This programme supports a wide range of habitat and nature improvements across the borough and beyond. The Solihull Bees and Trees Project will ensure better conservation for over 23 hectares of habitat.
For more details and updates on the areas affected by the programme, please visit this page.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have a potential Small Habitats Grants Project. This should include a brief description of the project, approximate costs and the size of the area to be improved. If the project meets the criteria an application form will be sent.
Advice and support is available from the Project Officer at email@example.com
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