Love Wildlife Competition

Kettering's Love Wildlife competition was run in February to help boost biodiversity in Kettering.

It was a chance for local organisations such as schools, charities and community groups to share how they would like to enhance Kettering for the local wildlife.

One big award of £1,000 was up for grabs as well as smaller amounts of £200 and £400.

Councillors have now looked at all the applications we received - over a dozen - and have chosen the best ones on the basis of how well they will enhance habitats for wildlife, promote biodiversity and provide wider benefit to the community.

Love Wildlife Competition Winners

These are the winning entries from the February 2023 competition

Organisation name


Project Summary

Isebrook School


Enhance Woodland and Wetland Ecosystems

Southfield School for Girls


Develop a school pond on site

Grow Wild


Install nesting boxes for birds and bat boxes in trees along the Ise and clean up part of the river.

Bishop Stopford School


Create an outdoor space to promote biodiversity, bring back bees and encourage birds and provide a sensory Garden of Reflection.

Ise Valley Scout Group


Develop a wildlife garden at the Scout Hut, Grantown Way.

William Street Community Garden


Develop their existing community garden

Southend Allotment Association


Develop nesting bird habitats

Southend Allotment Association


Create a night garden for moths and bats

Kettering Womens Centre


Create a horticultural therapy space, Meadow Rd, Kettering

What Happens Next ?

All the projects are now getting underway. We will post before and after pictures of their work for you to see and provide updates on how the projects are doing

Southfield School - New pond

This is where it is going...

Kettering Womens Centre - horticultural therapy space

This is the yard in Meadow Rd which will be converted...

Last updated: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 10:18