Small Grants made in 2014

The Link2Nature Partnership in collaboration with Wiltshire Public Health made a number of small grants during the year 2014 for a variety of interesting and ofetn creative purposes. The recipients were:

Friends of Steeple Ashton Community Group: who received funding for equipment for their community meadow maintenance.

Climate Friendly Bradford-on-Avon: who used their funds to raise awareness of the decline of Swifts in Bradforn on Avon area and to purcahse and put in place new Swift boxes and nest camera. Learn more at  http://www.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/

The Wiltshire Mammal Group: Who purchased surveying equipment for Dormouse and Hedghog surveying and ran a number of training events for volunteers to provide the skills to carry out surveys including hedgehog tunnel surveys http://wiltshiremammals.wordpress.com/

Pewsey Vale Environmental Action Team: their funding was used to carry out a wildflower planting project on verges and also for creating a butterfly bank at the local primary school and a community information board.http://www.peatonline.org.uk/main/index2.shtml

Sherston Parish Council: This grant enabled the community project to restore and maintain Grove Wood in Sherston to buy new trees and plant them along the woodland edge bordering the river. This project also gets people from age 7 to 70 involved in outdoor activities in and around the wood. http://www.sherston.org.uk/parishcouncil.html

Friends of the Railway Path: This money was used to pay LEAVES a local community enterprise to clear scrub and open up access to a bridle path for use by local people and to also promote re-geneartion of calcerous grassland plant species. http://www.friendsofthepath.org.uk/