North Shropshire's water provider Severn Trent is offering groups across the Midlands a share of £200,000 to support projects that will improve biodiversity.

The 'Boost for Biodiversity' grant scheme is a chance for charities, community groups, councils, schools, landowners, estate managers and farmers to get funding towards enhancing the region’s natural environment.

Zara Turtle, Severn Trent’s senior biodiversity coordinator, believes the scheme brings communities together and improve habitats, as part of the company’s Great Big Nature Boost project.

“Biodiversity gives applicants the creative freedom to come up with unique ideas tailored to enhance and improve habitats in their area; we’re open to any ideas no matter how ambitious,” she says.

“Enhancing biodiversity helps build resilience in our natural ecosystems, boosting the health and quantity of several areas including woods, soils, rivers and wetlands.

"These enhancements will improve water quality and therefore make the vital resource more sustainable.”

Download and complete the application form available from

Submit your form to by June 12.