Development Packages for community organisations

Our Development Packages are for community-based organisations looking to create larger-scale projects. All sorts of community organisations can apply – from social enterprises, youth groups and faith groups, to charities and registered social landlords.

Our two Development Packages have been designed to not only give nature a helping hand but also benefit people’s health and wellbeing. The aim is to bring communities together, encourage people to volunteer outdoors and create green spaces for everyone to enjoy.

All packages include training, advice, practical help and support to install the new areas, as well as tools, materials and equipment to care for them long-term.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of experts and priority will be given to projects with strong community involvement, those in towns, cities, deprived areas and spaces with little or no access to nature.

The packages

Wildlife Garden

Create a beautiful space for people and wildlife to thrive

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Food Growing Garden

Involve the whole community in growing and harvesting their own produce

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Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

We feel privileged to have received this support from Keep Wales Tidy. It has helped us transform our space and we are already seeing the benefits, with bees, butterflies and moths visiting and vegetables being harvested and cooked on site! But it’s also been a massive boost to our confidence; the thought of doing things like building greenhouses or creating a meadow felt overwhelming but the kind, thoughtful, generous and skilled support from the Keep Wales Tidy team has helped us develop our skills in so many new ways.

Hannah Garcia
Railway Gardens, Cardiff

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

A fabulous project which has gone down really well with the local community. We are all raring to go sowing and growing in our wonderful new space, a place to sustain wild life and biodiversity as well as to feed us humans, created by the great Keep Wales Tidy team and with the help and participation of our core volunteers, from 12-75 years of age!

Suzy Arnold
Southend Allotments, Sirhowy Woods Group, Blaenau Gwent

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

We are learning to garden with the help of youth workers and the garden has allowed us to work towards an Agored qualification in gardening.

Rhymney Youth Club young people, Cardiff

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

The garden will now enable us to help people suffering with food poverty in the surrounding areas by supplying them with fresh and nutritious fruit and vegetables and also teach visitors the importance of different fruits and veg for pollinators. Thank you Keep Wales Tidy for your help and support with this project.

Leon Eddy
Royal Crescent Allotment Association, Merthyr Tydfil

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

The vision for the wildlife garden is to improve biodiversity on the site, by planting lots of seeds and edible plants that are essential for nature, as well as an apple orchard, sensory garden and additional trees. The site will be open to the community to enjoy time in nature, volunteering, whilst taking positive steps for the planet, learning new skills and making new friends along the way.

Adra Hafan Deg, Gwynedd