The £1m Pollinator Fund builds on from the Combined Authority’s ‘Bee Bold Awards’ and will help to deliver on the West of England’s objective to increase the abundance of wildlife by 30% by 2030.
The Fund has been created to support community-led ecology projects that enhance biodiversity and pollinator habitats across the West of England region.
The objectives of the fund are to:
The first funding round for applications has now closed.
The first round sought proposals for medium to large projects located in the region seeking between £10k - £100k. A funding call for smaller projects will be launched in early 2023 and our intention is to run additional funding rounds over the course of 2023-2025.
The amount of funding allocated per round will depend on the scale, scope and quality of applications received.
Applications are open to:
We are working to address the ecological emergency and helping nature recover from the impact of human behaviours and changes.
Celebrating organisations taking action to support pollinators and tackle the ecological crisis.
We have developed some useful information and tips on how we can all play our part to support bees and pollinators across the region.