Welcome to the support section of our website. We’ve called it the support section because it’s
designed to help schools and community groups secure government grants and funding for a Bug Storeys project, plus it shows businesses how they can get involved with sponsorship and funding, too.
Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of the spectrum, we’re here to ensure that you get all
the support, advice and practical assistance you need to bring Bug Storeys to life in your locality and
make a change for the better.
Share the love for British bugs and wildlife
Bug Storeys is brilliant for community groups and projects, from cubs, brownies, allotment committees,
special needs groups, clubs, associations and gardening clubs to the WI and everything in between.
For any group of like-minded people who share common ground, Bug Storeys provides a reason to get
together and do your bit to protect, nurture and conserve British wildlife. From getting involved in the
build of a communal Bug Storeys Habitat to taking part in fun Bug Day workshops, or finding inspiration
in a fascinating Bug Ranger talk, Bug Storeys is all about shared experience. It’s a powerful thing.
As well as giving native species a home and somewhere safe to feed and breed, the Bug Storeys
Habitat can provide allotments, parks, communal gardens and play areas with a year-round resource
that all ages, from nippers to nonagenarians, can get involved with, care for and enjoy. As well as
bringing bugs and mini-beasts together, your Bug Storeys Habitat will bring people together to
experience a shared sense of responsibility and achievement.
The Bug Storeys Habitat is a great looking and eye-catching addition to any landscape, but it’s more
than just a pretty face. Allotments, parks and gardens will benefit from attracting natural pollinators,
such as bees, butterflies and moths, and natural pest controllers, such as hedgehogs, ladybirds and
spiders. It’s also a great way to get children (and adults) to spend more time outdoors and learn more
about the natural world around them. The beautiful thing about bugs and mini-beasts is that you can
share in their world wherever you live, from an urban housing estate to the grounds of a rural village hall.
Either as an accompaniment to the Bug Storeys Habitat, or as stand-alone events, Bug Storeys also
offers a variety of fascinating talks and lively, interactive Bug Day workshops. Hosted by our qualified
Bug Rangers, all of whom have accredited backgrounds in ecology, zoology and conservation, these
entertaining and specially tailored events are designed to bring the beauty and wonder of British
wildlife to your community in an educational and inspirational way.
If you’d like to consider a Bug Storeys Habitat for your local community or community group, or are
interested in finding out more about our Bug Day talks and workshops, do get in touch. We can also
advise you on how to secure local government funding or local business sponsorship to help with
It’s a fact that a recent report by Natural England states that less than 10% of children play in
woodlands, countryside and heaths, compared with 40% of adults when they were young. We
think, with your help, that it’s time to redress that balance and start creating natural habitats – and
compelling reasons to interact with them – to every school and community ground across the UK.
At Bug Storeys, we’re in the business of bringing nature and the great outdoors back into people’s
lives. We’re on a mission to make a difference. To inspire a love for, and guardianship of, native British
bugs, mini-beasts, mammals and reptiles. To protect declining species of natural pollinators, such as
bees and butterflies and natural pest controllers, such as hedgehogs. And to encourage more children
to get off their sofas, away from their screens and out into the fresh air to interact with the natural
world around them.
We know that businesses are looking for ways to show their commitment to corporate social
responsibility, ways to support and get more involved with the community. For ways to improve
education opportunities within schools; to contribute to a better, more sustainable environment
and to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives and habitats not only of families across
Britain, but of our native wildlife and landscapes, too.
We’d like you to get involved. To give your support and sponsorship to help schools, youth
associations and community groups across Britain to not only build Bug Storeys Habitat, but to
learn more about native wildlife and its importance to the environment through our ever-evolving
programme of Bug Day workshops and talks. We can help you to help us make a real difference
and enjoy the rewards of doing something for the common good.
To talk to us about how you can get involved with a Bug Storeys scheme in your local area
(or nationwide) and lend your financial support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants and funding for schools
We appreciate how difficult it can be to raise funds, especially if you’ve already exhausted your budget
for outdoor adventures. The quickest and easiest route, of course, is to approach your PTA but if
that’s not possible, or money has simply run out, let us assist you. We’re keen to ensure that as many
people as possible are nurturing and protecting nature with the help of Bug Storeys, so we’ll work with you to try and do what we can to get funding for your project.
PTAs are going to love Bug Storeys
Why a Bug Storeys Habitat and experience for your school? Because it’s a great idea. Because children
of all ages love it, engage with it and learn from it. And because it works both in and out of the
classroom, so every child in the school has a reason to be outside in the fresh air interacting with
nature, every day of the year. Inside, teachers benefit from a host of invaluable and easy-to-use lesson
and activity plans designed to keep the children inspired, whilst meeting national curriculum key
outcomes across the majority of subjects.
What’s more, your school will become one of a growing network of schools around the country who are not only already benefiting from Bug Storeys, but in doing so are helping to protect and nurture native British wildlife for the good of us all. We’ve spent a long time talking to school treasurers, bursars and governors and as a result have put together something we call a Business Case to take all the hard work out of presenting the concept. Your teachers can either use this to present the idea to you, or you can use it to table at the next monthly meeting. Download the form here.