21 February 2022
Funding to Support Community Rewilding Projects
Community groups, public, and private landowners in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for funding to develop or scale-up rewilding projects on land or at sea.
Rewilding Britain is offering grants of up to £15,000 to help foster new and ambitious rewilding projects, or scale-up pre-existing projects, across Britain. The Rewilding Innovation Fund will support rewilding projects on land and at sea, at a scale of more than 40 hectares, that adhere to Rewilding Britain’s rewilding principles.
This is the first of three rounds of funding for 2022. In this round, the focus is on community engagement in rewilding, and priority will be given to projects that are:
- Following community ownership models.
- Implementing community co-design.
- Developing the health benefits of rewilding, such as social prescribing.
Examples of potential projects include:
- Business plans and strategies.
- Community engagement activities or co-design.
- Feasibility studies.
- Technological innovations.
Funding can cover costs such as direct interventions, or any expertise that a project requires. Priority will be given to applicants who are taking an innovative approach to land and marine rewilding and can help develop learning and evidence for others within the Rewilding Network.
There is a two-stage application process, and applicants must first become a member of the Rewilding Network before submitting a full application.
The deadline for this round of applications is 31 March 2022.