Community Wildlife Fund

The National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund has recently announced funding for Community Projects called the Community Wildlife Fund. Shelley Signs are a leading supplier of interpretive panels and see this funding stream as an ideal way to fund interpretation boards

The Community Wildlife Fund will assist with projects that bring local people together to discover, enjoy or protect wildlife in their local area. Interpretive signs and panels are an ideal route to achieving this objective with the advantage that they offer a lasting solution.

The Community Wildlife Programme will fund between £300 to £10,000 for projects that improve rural or urban areas for people to enjoy by protecting wildlife habitats, creating a nature trail, woodland walk or wildlife garden for people to enjoy or improving natural community spaces such as rivers, ponds and woodlands. Shelley Signs can assist in meeting the requirements of the community wildlife fund and programme by designing and supplying entrance signs, interpretive boards, benches, decorated picnic tables, waymarker posts, bollards and discs.

The Community Wildlife fund will also support getting people more active and healthier by exploring parks, rivers and the countryside to look for rare and endangered species. Shelly Signs can produce entrance signs and maps of the site to explain the layout and waymarked routes while providing interpretive panels which provide information about the natural history to be found in an area. This is an ideal way to meet the demands of the community wildlife fund projects. Another objective of the fund is to encourage people to go on nature walks – a combination of fingerposts, finger posts, waymarker posts, discs and bollards all help achieve this objective and build the confidence of visitors.

Shelley Signs are a leading supplier of park signs, interpretive panels and interpretation boards. Shelley offers a full design service as well as being happy to work from your own final or component artwork. We work mainly in Glass Reinforced Plastic which offers a tough, robust and easy to clean external sign material – an ideal solution for projects funded by the Community Wildlife Fund.

Any signs sourced by Community Wildlife Fund projects will require framing and Shelley offer a wide variety of vertical and lectern frame structures in oak, softwood and steel either mild steel galvanised or stainless steel.