25th May 2024

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Love Wildlife Competition

Green meadow plants in background with words Love Wildlife Competition

Kettering Town Council's Love Wildlife competition has now awarded the winning grants.

The competition offered funding for projects which help boost wildlife in Kettering.

Charities, CIOs, community and voluntary groups, clubs, not for profit organisations School Parent Teacher Associations, Friends of groups, religious bodies and health charities are all some of the examples of groups were eligible to apply.

The cash can go towards funding programme or activity costs which are directly relevant to the application, hire or purchase of equipment for meeting project needs and technical assistance. The project must also happen within Kettering town.

The following projects are the winning entries...

Kettering Science Academy
Project to teach children how to grow vegetables in order to promote sustainability and life skills for students with special educational needs.

Park Junior School PTFA
To set up an Eco Club so children can grow their own produce and install bug houses, bird boxes and a wildflower area.

Kettering Nature Group
Kettering Bats Rock! Tour – a series of free guided bat walks with cash going towards purchasing bat detectors. Find out more about the tours on Kettering Nature Group's Facebook page.

The Parent Friends Association of St Mary's School
To develop a wellbeing garden, creating a habitat of plants and wildflowers where biodiversity would be a focus.

Southfield School for Girls

£200 To further develop the pond habitat area, to encourage more wildlife to the area by putting up bat boxes, hedgehog homes and a bee barn.

Bishop Stopford School

To set up a Gardening Society to develop an area of eco garden at the school, focusing on project days in June with groups of year 8 students taking on the work as a super curricular activity.

Last updated: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 11:14