Grants Available for Local Wildlife Sites

Gwent Wildlife Trust have fully funded grants of up to £2,000 available for capital works that help enhance and restore Local Wildlife Sites in Monmouthshire.  This is part of their Natural Assets Project, which aims to help identify and support the care of some of the best places for wildlife in Monmouthshire.  So if you are the owner of a designated Local Wildlife Site you can apply.

Surviving untouched in the landscape, Local Wildlife Sites are often small and located on steep or isolated ground. They can face special management challenges. The grant is available to owners of these sites in Monmouthshire for projects that help secure its long term sensitive management and conservation. Just a few possibilities include stock-proof fencing or water trough provision to enable wildflower-rich grassland to be sensitively grazed, restoring traditional field boundaries (e.g. hedge-laying, dry-stone wall restoration), works to control invasive species, small specialised machinery/tools purchase or works to enable machinery to access sites to perform much needed management works.

There are more details on GWT’s Monmouthshire Natural Assets Project page, or for more information and support with applications contact Rebecca Price, Monmouthshire Natural Assets Project Officer, Gwent Wildlife Trust on rprice@gwentwildlife.org or 01600 740600.

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