WORK on restoring the wet meadows at The Grove, Hillingdon, is already enjoying a share of the Rewild London fund. 

Now, councils and community groups that manage land are being encouraged to apply for a new round of grants (£10-50,000) from the Mayor of London’s fund.

The Grove, remnant of an old Victorian garden, can be found at the end of Robinwood Grove, a cul-de-sac on Hillingdon Hill.

It is using its cash to support amphibians and native plants.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “This funding will support many more rewilding projects in the city and will ensure Londoners can spend time in stunning outdoor spaces while connecting with nature. 

“By working closely with community groups, we are turning London into a wildlife haven, as well as making the city more resilient to the effects of climate change.” 

Dragana Knezevic, of Hillingdon Council, said: “We have received two Rewild London grants, which helped us plant 8,000 whips, restore ponds, create new wildflower meadows and transfer amenity grasslands into hay meadows.

“This not only created new and improved vulnerable habitats but has resulted in bringing many communities together, while planting trees and wetland plants.

“Some improvements are obvious and others, like baby tree whips that were planted, will have an impact on local flora and be found for many years to come.”