Supporting biodiversity in our region
How we're helping to boost biodiversity across the region.
Boost for Biodiversity funding
If you have a great project or an idea for helping nature in your area and you need help with funding, we could give you a little Boost to get you started or to move your project forward.
We have a pot of £200,000 to help fund biodiversity projects in our region.
The grant scheme, which runs every year, aims to bring together businesses, councils, community volunteer groups, conservation groups and other organisations in collaboration with Severn Trent to implement a number of projects that will improve habitats for wildlife and provide communities with environmental, economic and social benefits as a result.
Boost for Biodiversity funding is available to:
- community groups
- conservation groups
- farmers co-operatives (groups of 2 or more farmers)
- local non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- small landowners
- small or medium sized business
Competition for funding is usually strong, so here's some advice to help your application stand out:
- Think about the benefits your habitat improvement project could have beyond benefitting biodiversity, for example Natural Flood Management or Water Quality benefits
- Can you engage your local community with your project?
- It’s important to have clearly labelled maps and photos of the project area to help illustrate where your project will impact
Projects we've helped
Since 2018, we’ve funded over 60 different delivery partners, and over 35 small local projects.
Projects we've helped with include:
- tree planting
- woodland management
- wildflower meadows
- wetland creation.
We offer support to all our successful applicants and their project.
We'll follow your the progress until completion, offering advice and a helping hand where we can.
Apply for funding
Don’t miss your chance to apply and help boost nature where you live.
Applications are open from Monday 15 March and will close on Friday 23 April 2021.
To apply, you must first register for a flexigrant account.
Then, you will need to:
- Select the Boost for Biodiversity application from the options in flexigrant
- Complete the online form, following the instructions
Applications will be scored against criteria in the Boost for Biodiversity terms and conditions.
Get closer to nature at our visitor sites
To experience some of our region’s wonderful range of biodiversity - why not come and visit one of our reservoirs?
We've got 21 rangers who manage our 12 visitor centres, working alongside volunteers and organisations like the RSPB and Wildlife Trust. Our sites
provide the opportunity for you to visit these places of beauty, as well as enhancing and protecting them for nationally and internationally important species like
butterflies, water voles, tree sparrows and many more.