Project Success

Our Trent Vale grants programme provides funding to community groups and landowners for small scale projects across the Trent Vale which have a biodiversity or heritage focus.

Trent Vale awarded funding to the Wildlife Conservation Partnership for barn owl nest boxesStripping the willow heritage project at Norwell School

Our grants support the local community and landowners to deliver heritage and wildlife projects in the Trent Vale. The sorts of projects that could receive a grant include interpretation; engaging young people with their landscape; training in heritage skills; creation of wildlife-rich habitats and the conservation of heritage features.

We offer two types of grant

How much money is available?

A maximum amount of £2,000 is available per application for both types of grant, though only a percentage of total costs may be offered.

How do I apply?

Please contact Helen Keating if you are interested or have an idea that you would like to explore. Through our team we can offer free-of-charge advice, support and site visits to help to develop any of your projects. 

How are applications assessed?

Applications are assessed each quarter by the Habitats and Heritage sub group of the Partnership. The group includes local biodiversity conservation and heritage specialists. A scoring table is used to assess whether each application meets the Trent Vale outcomes and represents value for money. Projects that score particularly highly are those which demonstrate good value for money, involve participation from the local community, lever in in-kind support, create BAP habitat, encourage scarce species, and connect people with their local landscape.

Since applications are reviewed four times each year, they can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed at the next grants meeting. All projects, regardless of when an application was submitted or an offer made, must be completed by 30 September 2012.