Creating nature on your doorstep.
We established Local Places for Nature (LPfN) in 2020 to create ‘nature on your doorstep’. The idea was to:
- create areas that support nature within communities, in particular urban and peri-urban areas
- encourage a greater appreciation and value of nature
- create more green spaces, honouring our commitment to do so
- support wider biodiversity objectives
Local places for nature is not prescriptive in what it supports. It promotes a bottom-up approach where activity is community led.
Now in its fourth year, the LPfN programme is delivered through five individual schemes. These include:
Community Packages Scheme delivered by Keep Wales Tidy (KWT)
Pre-paid garden packages for small community groups to create nature gardens. It also offers larger development packages to organisations within the same programme.
Local Nature Partnerships (LNP) Scheme delivered by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
Delivered through Local Nature Partnerships in each Local Authority and the three National Parks. There are 3 funding elements to the scheme:
- revenue funding
- capital funding, and
- competitive grant funding (challenge fund)
Coastal Capacity Building Scheme delivered by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
Following a successful pilot scheme in 2022/23 this is a new scheme for 2023/24. It creates networks in coastal regions to:
- enhance nature
- build economic and social resilience
Open Access Capital Grant Scheme delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
Competitive grant scheme for not-for-profit organisations. Delivering capital projects in areas with limited access to nature.
Breaking Barriers Scheme delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scheme for excluded and marginalised communities. The scheme will identify and remove barriers to community involvement in nature.