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Friends of Grove Farm get Mayor of London funding to improve the area and its green space

The Friends of Grove Farm is one of 21 projects across the capital that have been awarded financial help from the Mayor of London’s Rewild London fund.

The group, which supports Greenford’s Grove Farm, will get £21,400 to be used for a project which: “aims to enhance the Grove Farm sites of importance for nature conservation (SINC) and neighbouring green space by producing a conservation management plan for the entire SINC (10.5 hectares) and adjacent green space (5.20 hectares). The Friends will also improve the current habitat by restoring woodland, creating a pond and restoring an overgrown meadow.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “This new rewilding funding will support the restoration of some amazing spaces in the capital, enabling Londoners to benefit from nature on their doorstep and help us to combat the impacts of climate change.

“I believe that all Londoners should be able to enjoy green spaces and that access to nature is a social justice issue. So I’m doing all I can to ensure that Londoners can enjoy wildlife wherever they are in the city.

“Once again we have worked very closely with community groups and organisations across London to find out what support they need rewild the city. By bringing back beavers, restoring river banks and proving spaces for wildlife to thrive, we are making London a greener and cleaner city for everyone whilst also making the capital more resilient to the effects of climate change. This is one important way we are building a better London for all.

Emily Fox, nature recovery programmes manager at London Wildlife Trust said: “We are excited to be supporting the third round of the Rewild London Fund, which will support 21 projects. In the Trust’s new role as delivery partner for the London Rewilding Action Group, we will bring together a range of stakeholders to explore the development of large-scale rewilding projects in London. Both provide inspiring opportunities to work collaboratively towards nature’s recovery across the capital and show a step change towards a wilder city.”

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