The Wayland Partnership Development Trust has received £18,079 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable the Wayland Partnership to deliver a one year environmental project known as the ‘Wayland Growing Together’ project. The project will bring together people to identify small areas of land that are unloved that could be used for environmental projects such as tree planting, wildflower sowing, tidying up or installing wildlife homes. We will recruit volunteers to form steering and working groups and then map the area to see where land is available. The mapping will be done by volunteers and may consist of videos, photographs or talking to residents. This will form a record of green spaces in the area. We will present this to the public for a vote as part of a fun family environment themed event to decide which areas we will work on, aiming for 1 project in each community (14 in total). We will run workshops that will give volunteers the practical skills and confidence to deliver the ideas. We will then put the ideas into practice through planting, growing, sowing, building or tidying. At every stage we will build in sustainability, such as looking at low maintenance options or plants that self-seed freely etc. The project will be delivered by the Wayland Partnership working with partners such as local councils, village hall committees, schools or churches.
Suzanne Rhind, Business & Community Development Manager said: “We are delighted to be awarded this funding to deliver a very practical project across the whole of the Wayland area that will not only improve local greenspaces and increase pride in the community, but that will also give people new skills and provide opportunities to make new friends.”
Postcode Local Trust exists to fund community groups and charitable organisations through a variety of grant giving programmes. To do so, the Trust relies solely on funding from the proceeds of tickets sales from People’s Postcode Lottery. When you sign up to play People’s Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your ticket. It costs £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with prizes every day. A minimum of 27.5% goes directly to charities across Great Britain and internationally.
If you would like to find out more or get involved with the project please contact Suzanne on 01953 880204 or email Suzanne@wayland.org.uk .