In 2007, St.James’ Park was awarded a BBC Breathing Placesgrant of £10,000, which FoSJP used to encourage the diversity of wildlife in the Park; for example:

The BBC Breathing Places initiative came to end in December 2010. Now that the restoration and improvement works in the Park are completed, including significant planting of new trees, shrubs, and flowers, FoSJP plans to resume its efforts to encourage native flora and fauna in the Park.