Great News!!! Following successful funding applications, Friends of Silloth Green have been awarded a CelebrateNationalLottery25 grant and a grant from the Hellrigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund which is adminstered by the Cumbria Community Foundation. The funding is to be used for the purchase of some much needed gardening equipment for our wonderful volunteers and also wildflower seeds.
North West Cumbria is home to an amazing variety of wild pollinators including bumblebees, hoverflies, solitary bees, butterflies and moths. Pollinators may be tiny but their impact is huge. Fundamental to the web of life, pollinators help provide one third of the food we eat, pollinate more than 80% of our flowering plants and contribute around £690 million a year to the UK economy.
Friends of Silloth Green have plans to create two new areas of wildflowers to support our pollinators, using funding received from the Hellrigg Community Fund and the CelebrateNationalLottery25 Fund.