Closing date for biodiversity grants
Our funding scheme for projects which enhance biodiversity is closing for applications at the end of July.
The South Staffs Water PEBBLE fund, ‘Projects that Explore Biodiversity Benefits in the Local Environment’, offers grants of up to £10,000 to schools, youth groups, wildlife groups, charities or community organisations for projects designed to improve, restore or create new habitats, and which benefit biodiversity, the environment and have a positive impact on the local community.Since the launch of PEBBLE in 2016, over 360 hectares have been improved in the South Staffs region, that’s more than 360 rugby pitches. Projects funded have included:
- tree planting
- outdoor classrooms
- river restoration
- community gardens.
Dan Clark, Water Resources and Environment Manager for South Staffs Water, said:
At South Staffs Water, we recognise that we must help protect and improve areas for wildlife and plants in the places where we operate. Our PEBBLE fund aims to help local groups do that and it will not only benefit wildlife, but enhance our local communities and our open spaces too.
Find out how to apply and read case studies of previously funded schemes. Applications can be submitted until 31 July 2019.
Posted: 10 July 2019.