Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund

Aviva, in partnership with WWF and the RSPB, is giving £1 million to support community groups across the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area.

We all have the power to make a real difference and help bring nature back to life. That’s why WWF, the RSPB and Aviva have come together to launch the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund to make it easier for communities to take action for nature.

This fund gives groups £2 for every £1 they raise, with a total match available of £15,000 per community project.

While the Save Our Wild Isles Fund has now closed to applications, there’s plenty of opportunity to donate to a local cause and take action for nature in your local area.

From creating community gardens and replanting wildflower meadows, to protecting local wildlife and promoting community connection to nature – together we can help communities around the UK bring nature back to life and make our isles wilder.

Help bring nature back to life

Support a community group taking action for nature in your local area.

How are we doing?

We’d love your feedback. If you participated in the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund, please fill out this short form to tell us about your experience.

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What the fund supported

We’ve supported groups who are taking action for nature in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Nature restoration – activity that boosts local biodiversity, by protecting or restoring habitats, creating space for nature, connecting green spaces and/or addressing activities that directly impact biodiversity.
  2. Nature connectedness and pro-environmental behaviours – action that supports greater connection to nature and promotes pro-environmental behaviours at the community level that will benefit nature.
  3. Community cohesion and connection – nature positive activity that encourages collaboration in the local community, by connecting people of diverse backgrounds, generations, and abilities to nature and one another.

Real world projects that we've helped

Interfaith Glasgow Weekend Club

Interfaith Glasgow Weekend Club in Scotland work to reduce the social isolation often experienced by people from refugee backgrounds. As part of the Save Our Wild Isles Community fund, participants contributed to local nature restoration by building badger boxes, putting up birdfeeders and sowing wildflower meadows across Glasgow.

Stump up for Trees

This organisation are a community-led charity enabling woodland creation and nature restoration on land that is both ecologically and agriculturally poor.  With the help of their amazing volunteers, they have planted over 200,000 trees with farmers and landowners in the Brecon Beacons area, South Wales.

Knockbreda Community Garden

This beautiful area in Belfast, Northern Ireland, raised money to improve their outdoor garden facility on a former desolate land. Now, they use the area to provide fresh food for the community.

Southend Community Orchard

Southend Community Orchard in Southend-on-Sea are providing workshops, nature engagement sessions and environmental activities for their community at St. Laurence Orchard. They are looking to develop wildlife habitats, build skills around growing and harvesting fruit, help with the maintenance of the Orchard, and engage with this rare and precious environment.

Birdwatchers' Code

This group are providing coding workshops for school children aged 9-11 years in Newbury, West Birkshire. They run sessions with pupils to help them code physical computing devices and count bird populations in their local community, and analyse the data highlighting the importance of tracking bird populations.