About Us

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.

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 7 March 2022 and will close on Friday 11 April 2022.

To apply, you must first register for a flexigrant account.

Then, you will need to:

  1. Select the Boost for Biodiversity application from the options in flexigrant
  2. 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.