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Grants available for creating sanctuaries for nature in Powys

Community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, schools and other organisations are invited to apply for grant funding to create places for nature in their local area.

The Powys Nature Partnership has once again been allocated Welsh Government funding through the Local Places for Nature (LPfN) scheme. This scheme aims to create Nature on Your Doorstep, where people live, work and access public services.

With the help of our communities, Powys Nature Partnership seeks to restore and improve nature across the county. The Local Places for Nature scheme focuses on engaging communities to actively create and enhance places for nature and concentrates on bringing nature into urban and previously nature-deprived areas. Spending time in nature benefits our mental and physical wellbeing, so as well as providing a more sustainable and ecologically friendly environment, the local communities will benefit in too.

“Across Wales and the rest of the UK we are seeing a decline in species and a reduction in nature-rich areas.” Explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys.

“The Local Places for Nature scheme grants are available to communities to use in ways to create areas local to them, for nature to thrive. These sanctuaries will not only help and improve our local environment but will also provide areas for our residents to enjoy the benefit of spending time in nature.

“It’s a quick turnaround for the fund, so if you are already looking at that perfect spot for nature, please apply.”

The deadline for grant applications is 5pm, 21 July 2023.