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Community Biodiversity Grant Scheme

Huntingdonshire District Council is committed to enhancing biodiversity within the region. We have successfully agreed with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to set aside funding for 2024/25 to distribute to parish and town councils, landowners, schools and community organisations to help them improve the levels of biodiversity on their land.

To be eligible, the land must allow public access so that the community can benefit from the enhancements to nature.

The process begins with an Expression of Interest (EOI). If your EOI is approved, our HDC ecologist will conduct a site assessment in late spring/early summer of 2024.

These projects encompass a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • tree/shrub planting
  • hedgerow gapping-up
  • wildlife boxes
  • pond and habitat creation and restoration
  • landscaping
  • wildflower planting.

Watch our Graduate Ecologists complete the biodiversity audits:

Applications for the Community Biodiversity Grant scheme has now closed. Sites have been selected for the pilot and round 1. Watch this space to read about case studies once projects are completed!

The Community Biodiversity Grant Pilot include the below sites:

  • Coneygear Park, Huntingdon
  • King George V Playing Field, Ramsey
  • Yaxley Recreation Ground
  • St. Ives Outdoor Leisure Centre
  • Apreece Way, Stilton
  • Woodland Area on Bill Hall Way, Sawtry
  • Oynetts Field, Warboys
  • The Old Cemetery, St. Neots.

The Community Biodiversity Grant Round 1 were awarded to the below sites:

  • The Pightle, Eaton Ford
  • Offord Millennium Green, Offord Darcy
  • Noble's Field, St.Ives
  • Godmanchester Community Plant Nursery
  • Buckden Rec and Village Hall
  • St. Ives Town Cemetery
  • Fourfields Community Primary School
  • Thomas A Beckett Church yard, Ramsey
  • Freemen of Godmanchester Land
  • Stukeley Meadows Primary School.

View the locations on a map.

As part of the scheme, our Graduate Ecologists completed biodiversity audits of the sites.

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