Funding for Conservation and Environmental Activities

Led by the Wild CIC has received funding from Kent Community Foundation for themed conservation and environmental activities.

Based in Ashford, Led by the Wild CIC, has received funding to increase the numbers of activities aimed at those who are concerned about the climate crisis and environmental challenges. Their ‘Nature Nurture’ has already  attracted children, families, community groups and the wider community and the Kent Community Foundation funding for the sequel ‘Nature Nurture+’ will allow Led by the Wild  to deliver more activities and reach more people. The programme  will include training and knowledge sharing, to build a community of volunteers, and support individuals and groups to develop and enact their own conservation plans be it for their balcony, back-garden, or a community wild-area.

Alison Body, Director, Led by the Wild CIC, said, “Our world faces unprecedented climate challenges; pollution, loss of habitat, unsympathetic and unsustainable land use, and the exploitation of our natural resources is decimating our wildlife and countryside. It is a fundamental part of our ethos that we promote and nurture a love and knowledge of nature through our education and community projects. We received  a grant in August 2021, towards our original  ‘Nature Nurture’ project and we are delighted to have been awarded a further £5,000 from Kent Community Foundation towards ‘Nature Nurture+’ which will empower people of all ages to respond to these environmental  issues in a positive and proactive way.”

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Kent Community Foundation is impressed by the environmental activities including  bee walks, bat talks, moth evenings and fungi tours, provided by Led By the Wild. Their conservation activities are supported and underpinned with expert knowledge from their partners who include The Bee Conservation Trust, Hythe Environmental Group, Kent Wildlife Trust and the RSPB and we were delighted to award then a grant towards their spring and summer conservation ‘Nature Nurture+’ programme from our Fund for the Environment.”

To contact Kent Community Foundation call, 01303 814500 or visit

About Led by the Wild

Led By the Wild  is a ‘not for profit’, organisation, that brings together forest, farm, and meadows, providing group sessions for the local community to give children and adults  the freedom and opportunity to explore their curiosities, unlock their imagination and embrace nature’s great playground.

About Kent Community Foundation

Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for twenty years. In this time, it has distributed over £50 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-seven Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.

Responsible for more than eighty philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds.