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Community Wildlife

Let communities explore and celebrate their local wildlife
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Funding size:
£300 - £10,000
Total available:
Up to £2 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What's it all about?

This programme is now closed for applications.

Use the Funding Finder to search for open funding programmes that your project may be eligible to apply for.

BIG teamed up with the BBC Wildlife Fund’s Go Wild campaign to bring you the Community Wildlife programme. It funded projects that brought local people together to discover, enjoy or protect the wildlife in their local area.

The programme awarded grants of between £300 and £10,000 to projects that:

  • Improved rural or urban environments for people to enjoy by protecting wildlife habitats or creating a nature trail, woodland walk or wildlife garden.
  • Improved natural community spaces, such as rivers, ponds and woodlands.
  • Got people more active and healthier, for example by exploring parks, rivers and the countryside to look for rare or endangered species, encouraging people to take up gardening or go on nature walks or providing opportunities for children to learn about nature through play.


Organisation Types

  • Public sector organisation
  • Voluntary or community organisation


  • Environment


  • Voluntary and community sector organisations