Groups invited to apply for Grow Wild funding

Pacemaker press 13/09/2015                                Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 13/09/2015 Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Local community groups in Coleraine are now able to apply for up to £4,000 funding for exciting and imaginative projects using wild flowers and wild flower themes to bring communities together and transform local spaces.

The funding is available through the UK-wide wild flower project Grow Wild, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and already supports a number of community initiatives across Northern Ireland.

Coleraine already has a major interest in Grow Wild this year, with one of three finalists to be Northern Ireland’s £135k flagship project located in the town.

The Cornfield Project would see an unused area of wood and grass between Coleraine’s Millburn and Ballysally estates transformed with wild flowers, revamping the area and also bringing the two communities together.

For more information about community projects or the wider Grow Wild campaign, please visit the website at