The Tame Valley Wetlands have awarded grants, through their funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to 6 local groups, which will be used to deliver environmental projects in Tamworth and Castle Vale.
Dosthill Park Wildlife Group, Hodge Lane Conservation Group, Tameside Wildlife Conservation Group, Town Wall Conservation Group and Wilnecote Conservation Group from Tamworth, as well as the Castle Vale Neighbourhood Partnership were awarded over £7,100. The funds will go towards a variety of projects, including the creation of a pond-dipping platform, improved signage, new information leaflets, as well as supporting the delivery of activities that raise awareness of the natural environment. The groups in Tamworth are part of Wild about Tamworth, supported by Tamworth Borough Council.
Carol Gee from Town Wall Conservation Group said: “We were delighted to receive the grant! It will enable us to continue to improve the area and to promote the site to the wider public and increase our footfall. Also it will hopefully increase the diversity of plants, animals and insects on site.”
The grant scheme, in its first year, funds local projects focusing on natural or historical heritage.
The grant is awarded by Tame Valley Wetlands using Heritage Lottery Fund money and is administered by the Heart of England Community Foundation. Applications for further funding will be open again from 12 January 2016 for 6 months.