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Bee Bold Pollinator Fund

What is the Bee Bold Pollinator Fund?

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.  

Bee Bold Pollinator Fund

What are we aiming to achieve?

The objectives of the fund are to:  

  1. To create and enhance the biodiversity in the area with an emphasis on improving pollinator habitats to contribute towards the regional ambition to increase the abundance of wildlife by 2030
  2. To raise awareness and empower communities to take action to address the ecological emergency  
Bee Bold Pollinator Fund

Invitation to apply: Round one 

The first funding round for applications is now open. We are inviting organisations and community groups to submit applications by 5pm on 18th Sept.  

We are seeking applications for proposals for medium to large projects located in the region seeking between £10k - £100k. A funding call for smaller projects will be launched this October open 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. 

Bee Bold Pollinator Fund

Who can apply?

Applications are open to:  

  • Volunteer, community groups, and NGOs;
  • Town councils, parish councils and unitary authorities;
  • Schools and education organisations;
  • Youth groups, sports clubs, buildings of worship; and 
  • Not for Profit Organisations (including charities) managing community spaces.
Bee Bold Pollinator Fund

How to apply

  • Complete online registration form to be sent link to application  
  • Read through the online guidance  
  • Complete all sections of the application form 
  • Submit your completed form to environment@westofengland-ca.gov.uk including the words “Bee Bold” Pollinator Fund in the subject line.   
  • For any queries or clarifications regarding your application, please raise these via the same address as above, before submitting your completed application. 

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Bee and pollinator capital

We are working to address the ecological emergency and helping nature recover from the impact of human behaviours and changes.

Bee Bold Awards

Celebrating organisations taking action to support pollinators and tackle the ecological crisis.

Pollinator resources

We have developed some useful information and tips on how we can all play our part to support bees and pollinators across the region.