Connecting Civil Servants to Celebrate Nature

Civil Service Network for Nature (N4N) is a new community for civil servants who would like to use their allowance of up to three volunteering days per year to enhance nature and biodiversity, including on the Civil Service estate and in their local community. It is a positive, inclusive network with a focus on both diversity of membership as well as biodiversity.

The aims

Through its members and supporters, it aims to:

  • Connect civil servants to celebrate nature and create a culture of sustainability.
  • Create space for nature across the Civil Service estate so that it becomes a haven for wildlife.
  • Capitalise on the health and wellbeing benefits of nature through enabling civil servants to access local green and blue spaces.

Over 200 members come from a range of government departments and agencies*.

Members are based in various locations around the UK – particularly London, and south-west, south-east and north-east England.

As civil servants, all members have Civil Service security clearance – at least Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). As a network, N4N abides by the values of the Civil Service Code.

Looking for opportunities

N4N is looking for opportunities for its Members who are unable to take part in active conservation work, where they can undertake data entry at home and help do their bit.

If you have any relevant opportunities that the N4N volunteers can undertake, please contact Laura Calverley at The deadline for getting in touch with Laura is 31 October.


*Member organisations include – Cabinet Office; Defra; Department for International Trade; Department for Work and Pensions; Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Department of Health and Social Care; HMRC; Home Office; Ministry of Justice; the Land Registry; the Met Office; Natural England; the Rural Payments Agency.

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