Each of us can help make a difference to nature. Small actions can add up to big changes.

Nextdoor Nature is bringing communities together to help nature flourish where they live and work! Thanks to £5 million funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nextdoor Nature will provide people with the advice and support they need to help nature on their doorstep and leave a lasting natural legacy to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

We’re excited to support communities to do just this with the launch of Nextdoor Nature. Nextdoor Nature will provide a package of mini-projects to help nature thrive.

Building on the success of the Roseworth Wildlife Gardening Champions project, which helped the Roseworth estate in Stockton become a wildlife haven. Our goal is to provide people and communities with the advice and support they need to care for the places they care about.

Want to get involved?

Nextdoor Nature is here to support communities in Stockton who want to create space for people and nature on their doorstep. So, whether there’s a dull, barren patch of land that could be colourful and buzzing again or a space that could be a wild but safe area to visit or play in – the Nextdoor Nature projects will help everyone to take action for nature.

Feeling inspired? Check out the Nextdoor Nature Hub here! It’s packed with help for communities and individuals, in plain English/Welsh and video, supporting you to start a group, find funding, take over green space, and more! You can also share your own story and find inspiration from others.

If you’re looking for practical nature advice – from building a bug hotel to digging a pond – check out The Wildlife Trusts’ Actions for Nature here.

Nextdoor Nature and The Wildlife Trusts are committed to improving diversity, equality and inclusion in everything that we do. It starts here, with us, with our staffing and employment practices, but we put it at the heart of all of our conservation and community work. That’s especially important with Nextdoor Nature. Find out more about our public commitment here.

If your community would like to make space for nature and people, tell us about your idea and let us know how we can help!

If you have an idea you would like to share with us, you can fill out the online form or download a copy below. You can send the form to Tom at [email protected] or by post to Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Margrove Park, Boosbeck, TS12 3BZ.

Any Questions?

If you need any help with sending in your idea or want to find out more about Nextdoor Nature, you can get in touch with your Community Wildlife Officer Tom by:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01287 636382
Mobile: 07413504608

Or fill out the online form below

Nextdoor Nature Community Application Form

Do you want to make space for nature in your neighbourhood? Tell us about your idea and let us know how we can help.
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Have you taken part in a Nextdoor Nature project? We want to learn from your experience! Please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey or Scan the QR code below!