In July 2021 Sheffield Environmental Movement was awarded £62,600 by The Green Recovery Challenge Fund to deliver a range of activities aimed at ‘reconnecting BAMER communities to green spaces for health and wellbeing.’
The funding enabled us to work in partnership with a range of local and national agencies including Sheffield Rotherham WildLife Trust, Peak District National Parks Authority, Green City Action Sheffield, Wessex Archaeology, Natural England, Severn Trent Water and the Moorland Discovery Centre.
We delivered a series of environmentally themed residentials, workshops and outdoor activities that engaged a diverse range of local BAMER community groups with little or no experience of rural spaces in learning, exploring, discovering and enjoying rural spaces.
Feedback and participation from our key groups has been fantastic! Thank you to our funders for making these activities possible.
See some interviews with participants.
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund supports nature projects across England. The fund has been developed by Defra, Natural England, the Forestry Commission, and the Environment Agency in partnership with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.