Creating inspiring outdoor spaces

Organisations and community groups in Scotland are invited to apply for funding of £1,000 to £4,000 from Grow Wild to create inspiring spaces in their local area using UK native plants.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Grow Wild has £500,000 over the next three years to share with not-for-profit groups throughout the UK who put forward the most creative ideas to give a communal space a new lease of life for everyone to enjoy.

Grow Wild is looking for projects that offer volunteering opportunities for those aged 12-25 and older, with eye-catching results.

In 2014 Grow Wild funded a network of 75 projects that included; the reimagining of a train station entrance an interactive tour of planted spaces, a sensory garden for people with disabilities; as well as projects involving streetscapes, woodlands, housing estates and murals.

Applications for 2015 funding must be received by December 2, 2014. A panel of experts will help decide on grants and successful groups will be notified in February 2015,to start in March and finish by October 2015.

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