As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, Live Here Love Here is administering an Award to a group or partnership to create a bespoke community pollinator garden as a legacy of the occasion. The Award is being wholly provided by the Department of Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and managed by the Live Here Love Here programme.
The Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Garden Award will provide one grant of £100,000 for the creation of an outdoor community space to benefit people and pollinators. The grant will cover 95% of costs with evidence of the 5% match funding to be evidenced at the application stage.
The garden must have elements that provide food and shelter for pollinators, but the project does not have to be exclusively for this reason. The garden should be inclusive and accessible and it should provide a healthy pit stop for pollinators and humans alike.
Examples of eligible projects:
The Award is open to community groups and not for profit organisations managing greenspaces in urban and rural areas. Partnerships and collaborative applications are encouraged.
Please note this opportunity is not open to schools or businesses and community groups must be constituted.
All permissions and appropriate insurance for projects must be in place when applications are submitted. Evidence of permissions will be required along with a site plan of developments. The site cannot be in private ownership and your group must have permission to use the site for a minimum of 5 years. Details of maintenance plans are also needed at the application stage.
Applications for the Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Garden Award must be submitted by 12pm 4th May 2022. All applications must be made through the Live Here Love Here online grants system.
Thanks to Department Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for providing the funding to deliver this Award.