Wales’ Local Places for Nature Capital Fund Reopens for Applications

Funding is available to community organisations in Wales to enable areas of highest deprivation, peri-urban/urban communities, and those with least access to nature to restore and enhance nature ‘on your doorstep’.

The Local Places for Nature capital programme provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund has reopened for applications following alignment with its new 10-year strategy, Heritage 2033. The funding is primarily for the following:

  • Projects located or servicing the needs of communities in the 50% most deprived areas.
  • Community food growing projects anywhere in Wales.
  • Organisations/groups representing a diverse ethnic community from any part of Wales.

The Local Places for Nature Capital Fund offers two levels of grant:

  • £10,000 to £100,000 – for capital projects that will acquire, restore and enhance nature in areas of deprivation.
  • £100,000 to £250,000 – a limited number of grants up to £250,000, with a particular focus on projects located in or near one of the 50% most deprived communities or if the applicant is engaging with a specific need.

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations from the statutory and third sector, for grants to support up to one year’s activity.

Applicants are advised to contact National Lottery Heritage Fund to confirm the level of support available in their project location.