What is the Gwent Green Grid?
The Gwent Green Grid Partnership, a collaboration of the five local authorities of Gwent, working with Natural Resources Wales and other partners and stakeholders has been active since 2020. The partnership was initially funded by the Welsh Government’s Enabling of Natural Resources and Well-being Grant. In 2023, the GGGP was awarded almost £1million by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales to promote resilient ecological Nature Networks in landscapes across Gwent. With additional funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund the partnership will: raise the awareness of climate and nature emergencies; deliver projects to create and improve the quality of green spaces in towns and the wider countryside; and increase the resilience of the environment for wildlife and people.
Continuing the success of the GGGP, the Nature isn’t Neat project will extend and embed its approach to grassland management, establishing joined-up green space management to create wildflower-rich pollinator habitats across Gwent local authority areas. The project will engage with local communities across Gwent, raising awareness of pollinator decline and encouraging community ownership and empowerment to deliver actions that will help them recover.
The partnership will deliver a range of well-being benefits for local communities, promote nature-based training opportunities and engage volunteers in community action to make improvements to green spaces, urban and country parks, cycleways and public rights of way. It will facilitate better woodland and riverine habitat management and creation and enable action to protect and enhance vital habitats for pollinators. . The partnership will also explore better management of natural spaces to provide opportunities which deliver preventative health-focussed activity.
The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Nature Networks Fund and the Shared Prosperity Fund. Look out for further updates on the website or our Twitter page!
Includes the Regional GI Strategy, Regional Access Strategy, i-Tree study and Health Impact Assessment.
The partnership has made improvements in communities, including GI, tree planting and more.
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This project is establishing joined-up green space management to create wildflower-rich pollinator habitats.
Find out more about community grants and the wellbeing projects that have been supported.
Resilient Greater Gwent was the sister project that started the GGG collaboration.
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