Grants are available to groups and projects working on activities to connect communities and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi.

Extended Description


Grow Wild UK awards funding for projects that brings people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi.

The Fund aims to support groups or projects in the UK working towards the following objectives:

  • Working with one or more of these target groups exclusively)
    • Young people aged 12-18
    • Students and young people aged 18-25
    • People living in urban areas
    • People experiencing disadvantage and reduced access to services
    • Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities
  • Led by the community directly or by an organisation that addresses an identified issue or need.
  • Will encourage large-scale involvement, with the potential to reach at least 300 people through direct participation or as wider beneficiaries.
  • Focuses on UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi, and furthers understanding of the importance of these native species for the environment and our lives.
  • Has a space/s to deliver the project that is accessible to the general public.

Key Criteria     

Voluntary, youth or community groups can apply. Applicants must be constituted, not-for-profit, or charitable.

This includes:

  • Youth groups.
  • Secondary schools.
  • Parish, town and community councils.
  • Health authorities, health boards and prisons.

Groups must:


  • Be able to deliver and be financially responsible for a community project.
  • Hold a bank account in the name of their group and can show evidence of this to Grow Wild.

Eligible projects will:

  • Stand out from the crowd - think something creative, or even better something that has not been done before.
  • Focus on UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi, highlighting the importance of these species for the environment, and for quality of life.
  • Will encourage large-scale community involvement, ideally in the hundreds.
  • Will deliver the project in a space or location that is accessible to the general public ie is not in a restricted or controlled area.

Projects must engage one or more of these groups:

  • Young people aged 12-18.
  • Students and young people aged 18-25.
  • People living in urban areas.
  • People experiencing hardship and reduced access to services.
  • Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities.

The following groups are not able to apply, but can team up to support an eligible group in delivering their project:

  • Local authorities.
  • Primary schools.
  • Organisations with a commercial focus and where Grow Wild funds may be directly involved with commercial activities.
  • Groups previously funded by Grow Wild during 2014-17.


Application Process

Groups must contact the Grow Wild Engagement Manager in their area to discuss the project idea and request the online application form.


Contact details:
Richard Pollard
Grow Wild
07917 265 417