NRW is set to invest £2.6 million in projects to improve the environment across Wales
The projects selected will help meet the challenges identified under the four themes of reducing the risk from environmental hazards such as flooding and pollution; improving habitat management, biodiversity and connectivity; improving access to the outdoors and using the natural environment to support the economy and develop skills.
Some of the successful bids include:
Roots and Water
A project by Severn Rivers Trust with the Woodland Trust to raise awareness of the importance of tree planting for multiple benefits such improving air quality, reducing flood risk and creating habitats for wildlife in the upper Severn areas of Mid Wales. They will work with landowners, volunteers and community groups to plant native hedgerow trees and propagate the black poplar tree.
A project run by Hay on Wye Town Council to create green corridors in and around the town as well as installing an electric car charging portal. These corridors will link important wildlife habitats so tackle the decline in biodiversity. The car charging portal will play its part in helping reduce carbon emissions. It will also improve the current 5 mile route of accessible footpaths close to the town, providing health benefits for local people as well as installing wooden sculptures and interpretation boards about the wildlife of the route.
Voluntary Approach to Nutrient Management
Led by NFU, this project is exciting in its collaborative and innovative proposal to take forward the development of a voluntary farmer-led approach to nutrient management. The project aims to tackle agricultural pollution whilst improving water quality and supporting local fish populations.
Nature for Health
A joint venture by Denbighshire Countryside Services and the Denbighshire CC Housing Dept, this project will promote the well-being benefits associated with being outside in the natural environment. Based in areas of social housing and community centres the scheme will use environmental social prescribing and GP referrals to encourage communities to access and enjoy their local greenspaces.
Gower Hedgerow Hub
A report in 2016 showed that over 800km of hedgerow on the Gower was in poor condition. This project aims to reverse that trend by engaging and training landowners and volunteers to manage and restore lengths of hedgerow within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its aim is to create an intact, continuous hedgerow which will act as a wildlife corridor across south west Gower.
If you have ideas for collaboration outside of our funding rounds, please contact your local partnership officer in the first instance.
Our Funding Update gives an overview of money available from various sources to groups and charities for environmental projects and causes.
Advice about funding
The Business Wales website offers advice and details of funding available to businesses and individuals, including the Business Wales Funding Search tool.
The Welsh Government provides a range of grant schemes to deliver their policies and create a fairer, more prosperous Wales.
The WCVA offers help looking for funding through their Wales' Third Sector Funding Portal.