Rewild London Fund 2023
What is it?
The Rewild London Fund aims to support land managers, and organisations working with them, to deliver the London Environment Strategy priority habitat targets. The fund also aims to help London’s Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) managers tackle barriers to good site management and support projects that showcase innovative or strategic approaches to improving the resilience of the SINC network. It will also support land managers to deliver the London Environment Strategy priority habitat targets. To view an interactive map of the SINC network, click here. For a thorough overview of the SINC network and how the fund fits in, click here.
We will prioritise projects that deliver outcomes in line with the Green New Deal and the Rewild London Fund aims. These are projects that:
- focus on outcomes that address the ecological emergency and ensure sites are better managed, bigger and better connected
- help improve sites in the longer term, particularly to sustain and expand important populations of priority species
- demonstrate innovation with new approaches to overcoming long-standing barriers to site management
- share good practices across London and improve access to nature for underrepresented communities
A total of £710,000 is available in this funding round, and we expect to support between 15-20 projects. Grants between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for projects to be completed by March 2025. Grants of up to £150,000 are also available for transformational, flagship projects. Please get in touch if you believe you have a suitable project.
What will we be funding?
The Rewild London Fund will help SINC managers to tackle barriers to good site management and support projects that showcase innovative or strategic approaches to improving the resilience of the SINC network. It will also support land managers to deliver the London Environment Strategy priority habitat targets.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to local authorities and civil society organisations who own or manage land. The lead applicant must be the primary manager of the land, and must provide evidence of landowner permission and approval for the project if they are not the owner.
To learn more about the fund and the application process, find below a great resource to answer all the questions you may have!
How to apply?
Before applying, it is essential you read the full grants guide to ensure you understand the aims and stipulations of the fund. This can be found below.
When you have done so, you can begin your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. You will first have to complete a short eligibility quiz to ensure you are eligible to apply. If you are, you will be given access to the online application form, which you can start, save and resume at any time. All applications must be submitted online.
The applications for the Rewild Fund are now closed.
Groundwork London is managing the Rewild London Fund on behalf of the GLA, with specialist support from London Wildlife Trust. If you have any questions about the fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org