of Saint Johns Churchyard have been successful in their bid for a Redland NatureLink grant
of £500 from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. The grant will assist the group in their
on-going management and maintenance of the churchyard.
On Saturday 5 September local volunteers will be planting wildflowers purchased with
the grant and the group will be presented with a novelty cheque designed by an artist from
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Friends of St Johns Churchyard are a group of local volunteers who got together with
the aim of improving the churchyard for both wildlife and people. They have one much hard
work over the past years and have won other grants such as Rural Action for both physical
improvements to the church yard, research and training. The churchyard is a credit to the
group and demonstrates just how much can be achieved by local people.
NatureLink enables Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to offer grants of up to £500 to local
communities who want to carry out environmental projects that result in benefits to the
community and to the environment. NatureLink is supported by Lafarge Redland Aggregates
through Landfill Tax and is available to community groups within a 5 mile radius of the
villages of Brandon in Warwickshire and Shawell in Leicestershire. Grant applications are
judged on their merit and on a 'first come first served' basis.
As NatureLink operates in both Warwickshire and Leicestershire the Trust is working in
partnership witli the Environmental Resources Centre in Leicester and Carolyn Holmes (LWCI
Project Officer) will be happy to help and advise on Leicestershire Projects. If you are
interested or have an idea for a project application forms are available now.