Funded projects

Grow Wild awards funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to community groups to bring people together and transform communal spaces, by sowing and growing UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi. 

Each of the 294 projects we've funded across the UK so far, inspire people to grow and learn about UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi through unique, creative ideas and events which involve the local community. We are always amazed by the creativity and inspiration of the groups, as they constantly find new ways to engage people in learning about UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi.

View our interactive map of funded projects. The map allows you to click through to each project’s profile page, featuring photos, activity records and ways to get in touch.

Read some stories or watch some videos from our community projects. 

2018 Community Projects

What do a dinner club in Bermondsey, the UK’s first dedicated hip-hop school in Derby, a world record attempt in Lytham, a student action group in Swansea, street artists in Derry, and the residents of the wind-swept Hebridean island of Tiree all have in common?

You’ve guessed it. They are just a few of the 50 community groups and organisations that make up the Grow Wild 2018 community project network. From Caithness to the Isle of Wight, Redruth to Montrose and Fermanagh to Grimsby, this years network of projects is truly covering the length and breadth of the UK – reaching new audiences, connecting people with their neighbours and making, often dramatic, transformations to community spaces.

For more information about 2018 projects click on the project below to explore their project profile page:

South England

Connecting Communities: Nature on Your Doorstep, Gloucester

Forest Farm Herbal Aid, Ilford, Essex

Growing Local Flora at the Centre of the Earth, Birmingham

Healing Roots Community Garden, Torquay

Seed Cycles, Bristol

Southwark Peace Garden, London

The Dark Side and Underworld! Basingstoke

The Green Room, Leicester

Wild Garden Gallery, London

Tasty Natives, London

Throw Sow Grow, Bath

Wild About Herbs, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Wild Field Feast & Maze Play, Redruth

North England

Women's Weeds, Amble, Northumberland

West End Wildflower Corridor, Newcastle upon Tyne

It's Spreading Like Wildflowers @ Jubilee, Crewe

Padiham Wild Way, Burnley

Flowery Borders, Beverley

Pollen Counts, Lytham

Weeds Are Flowers Too, Once You Know Them, Manchester 

Can you Dig It? Derby

From Blooming Bins To Wild Weekends, Salford

Sow Good, Grimsby

Greening Church Street, Stoke-on-Trent

Where The Wild Things Are, Bootle, Merseyside

Bee Friendly, Sheffield

Scotland

Grow Wild with Caithness Horizons, Thurso

The Blooming Good Garden of Readin', Glasgow

Bushcraft Botanicals, East Kilbride

Good Shepherd Centre Nature Trail, Bishopton, Renfrewshire

Hebridean Flower Power, Isle of Tiree, Argyll

Garnock's Fantastical Forest, Beith, Ayrshire

Wild 25: Sharing the Word on Native Wild Flowers, Inverness

The Tollcross YMCA's 'Melody Meadow Project', Glasgow

Going Native with Nature, Montrose

Rewilding Gorebridge, Midlothian

Wales

Goldfinger, Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan

Tyfu Môn (Grow Anglesey), Menai Bridge, Anglesey

Grow Together at Insole Court, Cardiff

Flora Industria, Swansea

Seeds and Spores, Cardiff

Forest & Funghi Funguys, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

Seeding the Streets, Newport

Living, Learning, Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil

Northern Ireland

Free Range Families, Larne, Antrim

#FUTyoURES, Craigavon, Armagh

Weeds Shall Overcome, Derry / Londonderry

Turning Triax Green, Derry / Londonderry

Beyond the bridge! Armoy, Antrim

Beautiful Border, Belleek, Fermanagh

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to Grow Wild about your project please email the relevant contact below:

England
Richard Pollard / Ben Fisher
[email protected]
@GrowWildEngland  
07917 265 417 (Richard - south)
07825 111 415 (Ben - North)

Scotland 
Sinéad Fortune
[email protected] 
@GrowWildScot  
07917 264 891        

Wales 
Maria Golightly
[email protected] 
@GrowWildWales 
07917 266 445

Northern Ireland
Stéphanie Baine
[email protected]
@GrowWildNI 
07920 477 553   

Meet the rest of the Grow Wild team.

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