Our partnership with Essex Wildlife Trust

We’re proud and excited to be working with the Essex Wildlife Trust, supporting their Urban Wildlife Champions by sponsoring educational webinars and workshops.

With our Makery based in Essex, we want to play our part in restoring and protecting the area around us; to make green and blue spaces wilder. Plus, caring for these natural spaces ensures that there are plenty of homes for our friends, the bees!

What are Urban Wildlife Champions?

Anyone who wants to take action for wildlife in their local community, can be an Urban Wildlife Champion.

Whether it’s in a town, village or city, Urban Wildlife Champions are community leaders, working on community-led, grassroots projects to help support nature. From creating new homes for wildlife to rejuvenating and caring for existing spaces, Essex Wildlife Trust offers the tools and support to keep these projects alive, ensuring a Wilder Essex. Urban Wildlife Champions really are nature’s champs!

The webinars we're supporting

The webinars we’re supporting…

How to Become Constituted
A useful webinar on applying for the necessary funding from Grants and Trusts, as well as
setting up a committee.

Urban Bats
Did you know, bats account for almost a third of all mammal species in the UK[1]? Bats help
with the pollination of flowers as well as helping to control insects.[2]
Sadly however, bat populations in the UK have declined. So, it’s important to support and
welcome them into the local area. How? By reducing artificial lights, creating linear features
of hedgerows and trees, planting night scented plants and even building ponds.

Community Woodland
The Miyuawaki method is a self-sustaining way of planting; pioneered by Japanese botanist,
Dr Akira Miyuwaki, it involves planting two to three trees per square metre. The benefits? It
reduces air noise pollution, attracts and provides a home for insects and birds, plus it helps
absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Putting nature in your hands

We’re all for encouraging communities to cherish and nurture their local area. But you don’t have to live in Essex to play your part. There are plenty of easy ways to help the natural environment near you thrive.


[1] https://www.bats.org.uk/about-bats/why-bats-matter/bats-as-indicators-of-biodiversity

[2] https://www.bats.org.uk/about-bats/why-bats-matter