Natural Networks



Natural Networks is a grant scheme that offers grants and advice on improving areas of land or water for wildlife and hopefully creating areas that can be just as enjoyable for people! 

We thought you might like to see some of the recent projects we have been working on and watch these incredible videos that we have been creating over the lockdown period hopefully giving you some inspiration to get in touch! 

St James the Great Church, Norton: 

Duck Brook, Worcester City: 

Burlish Survey: 

Leigh and Bransford Parish, Rectory Wood: 

Stour Vale: 

We are on hand to help you write specifications, source quotes, create management plans, help with finding out which permits and licences are required to filling out the application form and appendices! We’re a one stop shop for help and guidance through the Natural Networks process. 

Before submitting a full application one of the project officers from the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust will come along to visit your site and provide you with a Biodiversity Enhancement Assessment report that will give you lots of information about what is currently on the site, how to maintain it and recommendations on how to improve it. This is completely free of charge! 

It really doesn’t matter how small your plot of land is or how much of a budget you have to spend, Natural Networks is keen to work with and help you apply for a grant! 

We are hoping to have sign off on our programme being extended until December 2022 and still have nearly 1 million pounds of grant money to give away to Organisations like yourselves ( representing up to 45% of the project costs) so please do get in touch and help us to help you submit your Full Application. If you don’t use it Worcestershire will lose it! 

Natural Networks is part funded by the European Regional Development fund and is delivered in partnership between Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. 

For more information call 

Katie Ainsworth (Project Manager)-  Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 8am- 4pm- 01905 843992 

Lucy Mayo (Project Support Officer)- Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri- 9am-3.30pm- If I don’t answer straight away leave me a message. 01905 846741 

Sean Webber (Project Officer)- Every day- 9am-4.30pm. 07903192321,  

Jasmine Walters (Project Officer)- Every day 9am-4.30pm. 07903192066,  

More details can be found here and here 

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