Tale of Two Cities project in the running for £120,000 to transform Liverpool and Manchester with native wild flowers Print

Monday 22 September 2014


A Tale of Two Cities, a Liverpool and Manchester project, is gearing up for a chance to win £120,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help communities transform their local area through Grow Wild, a UK mass participation programme.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, Grow Wild inspires communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across the UK to come together to transform local spaces, by sowing, growing, and enjoying native wild flowers.

Grow Wild’s winning project will be chosen by public vote in a national campaign, which launches on 7 October and closes on 4 November 2014. The public will decide on the project which will receive the £120,000 worth of funding to create inspiring wildflower spaces full of colour and wildlife for everyone to enjoy.  The other four Grow Wild England projects are based in East London, Bristol, Plymouth, and Sheffield.

Although historical rivals, the communities around Everton Park in Liverpool and Hulme and Moss Side in Manchester, share common stories in their culture and history. Through A Tale of Two Cities, led by Landlife and Manchester City Council, people in both cities will transform prominent spaces into wildflower celebrations, to connect their places and tell their stories.

So get ready to vote for our project!

Vote online at www.vote.growwilduk.com or by phone at 0808 228 7705

The public vote opens on Wednesday 7 October 2014 for just one month, so get voting!