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Wild Patch Project

Apply now to get your Wild Patch funding to support the River Chet B-Line!

For those of you able to create or enhance a Wild Patch along the River Chet, the South Yare Wildlife Group is pleased to be able to offer small cash grants to support this work. Following our very well attended event where Paul Hetherington from Buglife gave us the background to the importance of B-Lines in the countryside, feedback from our membership and partner organisations was that some help to achieve these aims was required.

If you have a Wild Patch idea and represent a charity, public body, school or other community organisation, in the River Chet area, we are keen to hear from you. (Unfortunately at this time we cannot extend cash funding to individuals or Wild Patches in private gardens).

‘B-Lines’ are an imaginative solution to the problem of the loss of flowers and insect pollinators. The overall aim of the Chet B-Line is to create an ‘insect pathway’ running along the River Chet and surrounding valley, through restoring and creating a series of wildflower-rich habitat stepping stones. These individual Wild Patches will then help link existing wildlife areas together.

To apply, please download the application form, see if you can meet the few terms and conditions and submit your completed form to info@southyarewildlifegroup.org.

What is the ‘Wild Patch’ project?

‘Any piece of land, of any size, where wildlife can be encouraged to live and thrive.’

The South Yare Wildlife Group, with funding generously provided by the Broads Authority via the Heritage Lottery Fund, has created ‘The Wild Patch’ project to encourage householders and landowners to consider how they might manage their gardens or other spaces nearby to encourage wildlife.

Our gardens, ponds, community and other public spaces could be valuable ‘stepping stones’ to enhance the overall biodiversity in a landscape that is predominantly farmed or developed.

On this website you can see where other people have created their wild patches and there are galleries of their photographs to give you inspiration and fact sheets on specific topics to guide you.

Join us and put your patch on the map!

Whether your ‘patch’ is large or very small, or if you have just a verge, patio or window ledge, together we can create an amazing connecting patchwork of wildlife havens that will enrich our environment and enhance biodiversity.

Watch our inspirational Wild Patch Animation!

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