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Rough Around the Edges

Making local spaces for wildlife across the Central Chilterns


With our Rough Around the Edges project, we are  supporting community groups that need advice, training and resources to create, restore and improve habitat for wildlife in small, local spaces. We help with planning projects, recruiting and training volunteers and with buying materials and equipment. A small amount of funding is available to support the projects depending on the needs of each group.

Our lovely Project Officer Katie Horgan from BBOWT

Rough Around the Edges (RATE) is part of the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme led by Chilterns Conservation Board. The Scheme is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has three key themes: Wildlife, History, and People and Communities. Rough Around the Edges is one of six Wildlife themed projects and is being delivered by BBOWT.

Small, wildlife-rich areas can be just as important as big ones - and by improving and connecting these little islands of nature we can help wildlife recover across the central Chilterns. Examples of sites we are working on include:

  • community gardens
  • woodlands
  • churchyards
  • allotments
  • ponds and watercourses
  • meadow areas

Want to find out more about how Rough Around the Edges can help you and your community green space? Check out the BBOWT website!

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