The Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund
You may have already watched the BBC TV series, Wild Isles, with national treasure Sir David Attenborough. The series brought nature to our living rooms, letting us marvel at what the UK has to offer in both the beauty and diversity of its nature. The series also called on all of us to play our part in protecting our natural environment and helping it to recover from ongoing destruction. In David Attenborough’s own words: ‘If we are to save what we have left, then we must act now’.
Over the last few months, we’ve been working alongside leading nature conservation organisations WWF and the RSPB on the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund. The community fund is part of the wider Save Our Wild Isles campaign, to encourage communities across the UK to take action to preserve our beautiful natural world.
WWF and RSBP launched the £1 million community fund in partnership with Aviva, to provide funding for community groups driving forward action for nature in their local area.
Sound like you?
Projects that are accepted to the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund will receive £2 for every £1 donated, helping your community project reach your fundraising target quicker (T&C apply). To apply, your project will:
- Support communities in areas where the need is the greatest, specifically areas ranked 1-5 in the Indices of Multiple Deprivation. Check your postcode here for England / for Northern Ireland/ for Scotland/ for Wales.
- Be working towards at least one of the following outcomes:
- Nature restoration
- Nature connectedness and pro-environmental behaviours
- Community cohesion and connection with nature and people.
To read the full eligibility criteria and to apply, click here.
Help us spread the word
We encourage our friends and allies across sectors to share this opportunity to community groups, who are doing the tough work on the ground to protect UK nature. Also, to take a look at the amazing work being done by community groups all over the UK, click here!
Together, we can help communities around the UK bring nature back to life, and make our isles wilder.
Apply now to the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund