Nature Nurture CIC is an award-winning company on a mission to connect urban communities with the nature on their doorstep. We work with the conservation, heritage, health and education sectors to achieve multiple outcomes including improved health & wellbeing, stronger communities and increased environmental awareness and action. In 2016 we achieved a Pride of Reading Award in recognition of our success in engaging people with nature. In 2017 we were selected as one of the 50 Gamechangers in the Thames Valley design and technology community.
Our clients include Reading Borough Council, BBC Learning,The National Trust, The Woodland Trust, The Land Trust, Catalyst Housing and Dr. William Bird's company Intelligent Health. We encourage everyone to access nature and enable people to join in for free, thanks to funding from Comic Relief, The Big Lottery Fund, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Get Berkshire Active, The Community Development Fund and The Health Lottery.
We aim to have a positive impact on children locally and nationally and as well as delivering workshops in the Thames Valley, we provide training, resources and consultancy across the UK.
In 2011 Nature Nurture was granted ‘Community Interest Company’ (CIC) status by the CIC Regulator. We set up the organisation specifically to benefit the community, rather than operating for the benefit of shareholders. As a CIC any ‘profits’ we make are put back into the organisation to further our work. As a social enterprise, Nature Nurture is part of what’s known as the third sector, along with charities, community group and voluntary organisations.