Grow Wild

My name is Francis, I am a Scout Leader in both London (Family home) & North Wales (Where I attend University). I am currently partaking in a placement with Grow Wild. Grow Wild is a national outreach initiative from Kew which aims to create and deliver activates inspired by native plants and fungi.

I am writing to you on their behalf, because there is an exciting opportunity which some of your scouts may want to be involved in. I have put the details bellow, as a Leader myself I know how enthusiastic young people can be and seeing this opportunity I thought it was too good not to share. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to circulate the details to whomever you think in your county may find it useful.

Applications close at midday on Monday 2nd July.


Wildflowers and fungi are amazing! That’s why we’re inviting young people aged 14-25 to take part in a summer of activities and flex their creative skills. This year Grow Wild are offering not one, but two opportunities for young people to receive £500 by making a short video application telling Grow Wild their idea and how they will spend the money.

Option 1 – Creative projects in your community (14-25).

Young people can use their interest in photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

Option 2 – Co-created projects for emerging artists (18-25 only)

Apply to join with others across the UK to plan an autumn exhibition at renowned arts venue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This will include an artist masterclass at the venue in July.


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If you have any other questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Francis Curran

Grow Wild Volunteer

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew |

+44 (0) 20 8332 5445

RBG Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE


Grow Wild connects people with nature and each other by sharing native plants and fungi, transforming spaces and changing lives across the UK.

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Winner – UK’s Best Environment Project, National Lottery Awards 2016

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