Anyhoo… The Big Lottery Fund are giving grants between £300 to £10,000 (!) for "projects that bring local people together to discover, enjoy or protect the wildlife in their local area". Projects must (and I quote) improve rural or urban environments for people to enjoy and/or get people more active and healthier. Two examples of this might be by encouraging people to take up gardening or go on nature walks, or providing opportunities for children to learn about nature through play.
Anyone who has put such an idea on hold through lack of cash to get started should have a look at the Big Lottery page, here, where there's more information. There are three rounds, by the way: 21 July, 22 September, 24 November. You could just get in for July, if you're quick!
~ Couldn't resist adding this last photo - taken on the Isle of Wight ~
P.S. Many thanks to Harvest, the Brighton and Hove food partnership, for highlighting this valuable opportunity.