Starter Packages for community groups

Our Starter Packages are small gardening projects. Any community or volunteer group can apply – you don’t even need a bank account or constitution!

There are two set Starter Packages to choose from: a Food Growing Garden or Wildlife Garden. Each one includes all the native plants, tools and materials you’ll need; guidance on how to install the garden, and a small amount of Keep Wales Tidy officer time to provide extra advice and support.

Applications are assessed fortnightly by project grant panels.

Click on the boxes below to find out more and apply. And check out #BacktoNature on social media for all the latest news.

The packages

Food Growing Garden

Grow your own produce for your community to harvest and enjoy

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Wildlife Garden

Create a space for your community to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive

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Need help with your application?

We have three regional coordinators on hand to support you with your Local Places for Nature application. Just drop them an email.

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Looking for a larger project?

Our Development Packages are for community organisations wanting to make a difference on a larger scale.

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Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

Residents of Awel y Dyffryn and the children from Ysgol Twm o'r Nant thoroughly enjoyed working together to start the food growing section of the garden, we already have ideas on how to expand to grow more fruit, vegetables and herbs and the children are looking forward to returning in spring to see how the plants have grown!

Grŵp Cynefin - Awel y Dyffryn Gardening Group, Denbighshire

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

With our wildlife pack from Keep Wales Tidy we’ve seen intergenerational activity, with the local community coming together to build a wildflower garden. Local residents can now relax, garden and enjoy nature while their children play safely.

Dewi Gwyn
Penmynydd and Star Community Council, Anglesey

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

It’s an honour to receive these resources from Keep Wales Tidy, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supplying. The community group are dependent on grant funding and the small group of volunteers have worked hard on realising this community garden. Remembering why we set out to develop this area, the piece of land was defunct, with grass not even growing due to dog fouling, litter and drug use. It’s now a haven for flowers, trees, birds and wildlife, it will also be an ideal area for the public to sit.

Ben Popat and Elin Walker Jones
Maestryfan Community Group, Gwynedd

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

This new garden space is such a gift to our community. We have already seen many volunteers of all ages engage with the project...It is a space where children can run and play as well as learn about nature; adults, especially those over 50, are gathering and working intergenerationally. People are passing on skills, learning new things, all the while creating something beautiful! We’re incredibly grateful for the help from Keep Wales Tidy, which has really supported this project, which in turn is supporting our community.

Heulwen Davies
21st Century Church, Carmarthenshire

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

We are excited to start our new edible garden. I and the tenants at Dan Yr Allt had a great time putting the garden together and planting. We can’t wait to try the lovely fruit and herbs that we grow! Thank you to Keep Wales Tidy for providing us with the resources and a special thanks to (project officer) Amy who helped us make it come to life!

Abigail Reed
Dan Y Allt, Swansea

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

The new wildlife garden area is a fantastic asset to our local community, we are taking a dull unused garden and creating a beautiful natural space that anyone can use to be still and quiet surrounded by nature. The garden is a safe space for families with young children to play in and enjoy and a place for people within the community to gather.

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog, Ceredigion