Stroud Valleys Project has been selected from hundreds of charities to be part of the Big Give Green Match Fund.
The campaign, which has an environmental focus, features charities with national and international conversation and ecological aims who are selected by judges for the final round – and the push to raise crowdfunding kicks off on Earth Day 2022: Friday, April 22.
CEO Clare Mahdiyone said: “If we can raise £2,500 between Friday 22 April and Friday 29 April, the Big Give will donate another £2,500.
“We’re raising this money to fund a Woodland Wizard – a project leader to spearhead this year’s campaign of replenishing our depleted native woodland across our county. We need a skilled conservationist who is also able to support volunteers to take part in successful tree planting.
“As well as making Stroud a better place to live and giving opportunities for our volunteers to work together and learn new skills, it’s also a way of battling climate change on a local level – an easy way for the people of Stroud to take action that has a genuine impact, locally and globally.”
The charity is asking its supporters and the people of Stroud to donate whatever they can afford during the seven-day period to help them reach their target of £2,500.
“We realise that times are hard for many of us,” says Clare. “So even if you can’t donate yourself, we’re asking people to share our appeal on social media and tell their family and friends so we can hit that magic number and get the funding we need.”
The Big Give campaign goes live on Earth Day 2022 and every single £1 SVP receive up to £2,500 will be doubled. To donate, go to the link here: Fund our woodland wizard to support local people! (thebiggive.org.uk)