£25,000 grant to fund wildlife projects in Brightlingsea

Participants mixing Cob at a Cobnuts workshop. Pictures: SUSIE JENKINS

Participants mixing Cob at a Cobnuts workshop. Pictures: SUSIE JENKINS - Credit: Archant

A community arts co-operative based in Brightlingsea have been awarded over £25,000 in funding to run a series of wildlife projects.

The RSPB Wildlife Garden at Flatford. Picture: SUSIE JENKINS

The RSPB Wildlife Garden at Flatford. Picture: SUSIE JENKINS - Credit: Archant

A community arts co-operative based in Brightlingsea have been awarded over £25,000 in funding to run a series of wildlife projects.

The project will be run by Cobnuts Cooperative who have received grants from Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tesco Bags of Help.

The scheme will see local schools, youth clubs and community organisations taking part in workshops run by Cobnuts to create ceramic shelters for wildlife including solitary bee tubes and birds nests.

Community artist Susie Jenkins said: “Our aim at Cobnuts is to build a bridge from the art world to the natural world.


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“The Flatford and Wrabness projects will enable clubs for adults and young people to come together and create an oasis for wildlife which can be enjoyed by the whole community. We are hugely grateful to lottery players for helping to make our vision a reality.”

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