Nature in your Neighbourhood

A community led project in the Staffordshire Moorlands

We’re excited to be involved with Nature in Your Neighbourhood. This is a five-year innovative community led project which began in 2024 and is all about supporting communities in the Moorlands with improving and monitoring habitat health. It’s hoped that over time, this project will highlight how much boosted biodiversity benefits both people and planet.

Project partners include Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Moorlands Climate Action, Keele University, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Staffordshire Council Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS) and OUTSIDE.

The partnership will help communities to develop relationships with landowners and together improve habitats across the area. This could be a roadside verge with potential to become a mini meadow, or an area of parish council greenspace which could be transformed to a wetland where wildlife thrives. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will provide ecological knowledge of sites, training and good practice guidance, while Keele University will provide training in surveying and data analysis.

Want to get involved and have a place in mind in your area? Complete this online form. Please note that sites must fall within the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council boundary.

Don’t have any land in mind, but are keen to be involved? Send an email to

OUTSIDE will be running design workshops so that groups can use their imagination to design installations to enhance spaces. These will help the wider community understand the project’s benefits to nature.

A project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Thanks to National Lottery players, Nature in your Neighbourhood led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has received £752,415 over five years from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK. The project will support communities in the Staffordshire Moorlands to restore green spaces that are important to them, whilst also measuring the impacts these changes have on biodiversity and climate mitigation. Project action and learning will be communicated to the wider public using art installations throughout the Moorlands.

This funding comes from the Climate Action Fund, a £100 million commitment over 10 years from The National Lottery Community Fund to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change and involve more people in climate action. This forms part of one of the funder’s four key missions in its 2030 strategy, ‘It starts with community’ – supporting communities to be environmentally sustainable.