Project Overview


Wilder Spaces

Grant Amount


Award Date

January 2021



Wilder Spaces looks to respond to the growing ecological crisis in our cities, with its goal being to promote biodiversity through wildlife-friendly planting.

The Jerwood Space in Southwark, London has given Wilder Spaces an opportunity to to turn their central garden space into a wildlife garden. The arts sector has suffered enormously due to the pandemic, so Wilder Spaces will be paying for set designers (who would normally be working at the Jerwood Space) to create environmentally friendly moveable planters. The overall theme of the garden will be dance and movement, and they will also be putting a call out to the arts community to design a sculpture to reflect the theme of the garden.

With the Isla Foundation grant, Wilder Spaces can now look to transform this space through planting, creating a wildlife pond, de-paving and recruiting volunteers from the local community to help make the project a reality.