We are exploring opportunities to work together with different projects to learn from each other and find good ways of doing things. We want to help local groups and organizations become stronger and more capable. Funders can support this too. For example, RP is providing leadership training and other chances for everyone involved in the projects to work together. 
The focus areas are: 
- Inter-generational learning through the environment. 
- Increasing local interest in environmental care. 
- Promoting knowledge and engagement in healthier choices and environmental action. 
- Offering life opportunities through education and training with environmental organizations. 
- Raising awareness of local environmental issues and developing problem-solving skills in the community. on this text to edit it 

Buzzing Roots CIC 

Buzzing Roots CiC have been funded to deliver a series of 6 workshops at the Brite Centre. The aim is to support the community garden to become more accessible to the wider community and support the development of garden itself along with teaching the community about the natural environment. 

East Goscote Parish Council 

To fund the services of a qualified Ecologist to carry out a UK-Hab Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of the Parish, advise on a Hedgehog Highway Project and conduct three Guided and Training Walks around the village. 
East Goscote  

Ekojoe CIC  

For staff, land rental and resources for a small plot they have secured in Blaby to develop a market garden to grow low impact harvests and increase local access to healthy and affordable produce. This will be supported by a group of trained volunteers. 
Blaby and the surrounding south Leicester areas 

Good Food Academy CIC 

Funding is to deliver an intergenerational edible garden project for the local community, focused on Scouting groups and older adults in local sheltered housing or care homes. There will be an initial community gardening event hosted by the Skinny Jeans Gardener, followed by weekly sessions and additional family events covering a range of activities including growing produce, jam making and building wildlife area. 

Home Start South Leicestershire 

Funding is offered towards materials and staffing to develop their new garden. This will include using natural and recycled materials and will be planted, built and managed via a range of activities involving the families that attend the service. 

Insecta Collective CIC 

Funding is to deliver a 12 month project called the East Midlands Biodiversity Annual (EMBA) project. This consist of delivering 40, 1.5 – 4-hour art workshops between July 2023 and March 2024, in the most deprived areas of Leicester and Leicestershire. 
Leicester and Leicestershire 

Kainé Management 

Funding is awarded to Kaine Management CiC to deliver a 12 week intergenerational recycle and reuse clothing project. The project's main aim is to educate on increasing recycling and the reuse of materials while at the same time addressing social isolation by bringing Caribbean seniors together with girls aged 11 – 15 years to work on projects using pre-loved or pre-used materials. 

Kala Arts CIC 

Funding is to offer practical sessions to women and girls to up-cycle, re-use and re-design items including furniture. Sessions will focus on up-skilling participants to enable them to continue to rescue items destined for land-fill, and to alter the mind-set of the throw-away generation; there will also be a focus on discussing issues that impact young women. 

Leicester Community Links cic 

Leicester Community Links CIC was awarded a grant to purchase a solar panela and for project costs to develop their existing community gardening allotment space encouraging more sustainability and bio diversity. 
Leicester and Leicestershire 

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Headway 

Funding is awarded to Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Headway for their garden project. This will fund a new wheelchair accessible greenhouse, a new pond to attract wildlife and biodiversity, and a range of plants and equipment including water butts. 
Leicester City, Leicestershire 

Melton Learning Hub 

Funding is awarded to Melton Learning Hub (MLH) for a project which offers up to 50 students the opportunity to gain a Level 1 Wildlife and Conservation qualification through the NCFE exam board. The course will contain a combination of practical projects working to support wildlife and greenspaces as well as classroom based learning. 
Melton Mowbray 

Rectory Wildlife Gardeners 

Funding is for signage and a woven willow shelter for the community gardens based in Loughborough. The signage will inform the community about the plants and wildlife in the garden. The shelter is aimed to provide natural cover and habitat for the wildlife. 
Loughborough, Charnwood Borough 

Root-and-Branch Out CIC 

Funding is to to deliver 12 seasonal travelling recycled craft workshops to a range of different local organisations in a variety of settings to enable those unable to travel to the allotment to access sessions. The sessions will focus on re-purposing, re-using, and changing perception of items, with an eco-literacy educational element. 
Belton in Rutland 

Soft Touch Arts 

Soft Touch Arts have been given a grant to deliver a recycle arts project that will be displayed as part of Art Reach City Festival. Using the recycled goods generated by the production and consumption in the community café, they will produce a series of themed sculptures made entirely of recycled items to be placed across the city. 
Leicester and Leicestershire 

Somali Development Services 

Funding is offered towards running a community event to get residents more environmentally conscious with particular focus on how they can reuse items particularly those which cannot easily be recycled and run a competition to see who can develop the best item using plastics which cannot easily be recycled. 
Leicester - Highfields area 

The Cooke E-Learning Foundation (trading as E2) 

E2 have received funding towards staff costs to manage the development of a piece of derelict land into an Urban Garden; a green space for community use in Beaumont Leys. There will be a key focus on using the space for primary school children to learn, observe and interact with nature, as well as adopting areas of the site to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The project aims to benefit the environment as well as the health and well-being of the local community in a range of ways. 

The Oakham Canal Green Corridor Project 

Funding is to cover the cost of equipment hire and materials to improve the footpath along the side of the disused canal on a stretch running directly north from Burley Park Way, to replace the existing gate and provide additional fencing. 
Rutland - Oakham 

The Vayyu Foundation 

Funding is towards the UOcean project to remove plastics from local rivers and complete community clean-ups with groups across the city and county, to reduce plastic pollution. 
Leicestershire, Birstall, Charnwood 

Wesley Hall Community Centre 

Funding is awarded to Wesley Hall to deliver a garden project at the Hall. The funds will cover a 35 week project to transform the rear enclosed area and will include a shed and greenhouse along with planting 
Leicester - Highfields 

Wildscapes Cooperative CIC 

Funding is awarded to Wildscapes Cooperative to support 24 gardening sessions at Queens Community Allotments targeting young vulnerable adults who reside at Park Lodge (supported accommodation for young homeless people aged 16-25). They will also deliver 5 craft sessions and one community open day event. 
Leicester - Clarendon Park, Castle Ward 
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