GWENT Wildlife Trust was recently awarded funding by the Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

The £500 donation has been used to purchase tools and protective equipment which will be used by Magor Youth Club, the Little Dragons Club in Cwm and staff at Gwent Wildlife Trust’s environmental resource centre to help establish “Wildlife Warriors” groups.

The Wildlife Warriors project involves training two teams of 14 young people each year to become reserve rangers who help to link local groups together and undertake habitat works on three Gwent Wildlife Trust nature reserves.

Gwent Wildlife Trust is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the environment and its wildlife across Gwent. Fundraising manager for Gwent Wildlife Trust, Alison McGach, said: “Today’s young people are tomorrow’s decision-makers. So it’s important to provide them with the opportunities to discover the world and develop their understanding of it through key topics such as the natural environment, sustainability, citizenship and traditional heritage skills.”

Since 2000, Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has contributed more than £140,000 to some 230 local organisations and charities.

The Foundation is happy to receive applications for funding.

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