Community grants

Trent Vale offers grants of up to £2,000 for community groups to support projects in the Trent Vale area with a focus on history and heritage, wildlife conservation and community engagement.

Gainsborough Heritage and Tourism Group received a Trent Vale grant as a contribution towards the Silver Street arts projectNewark Heritage Barge was awarded Trent Vale funding for an oral history project

Our grant scheme for community groups aims to develop community capacity for voluntary work associated with the natural and cultural heritage of the area. It also encourages communities to learn about, appreciate and conserve their local wildlife and heritage.

Examples of projects that could receive grants are:

  • Training people in survey techniques and research skills, e.g. oral history projects; traditional skills
  • Engaging young people with the Trent Vale area through links with local biodiversity and heritage
  • Village trails and interpretation
  • Community archaeology such as excavations and fieldwalking
  • Restoration of heritage features
  • Creation or management of wildlife area e.g. ponds or wildflower meadow

Who can apply?

All community groups in the Trent Vale area including schools, parish councils, local history and wildlife groups (see map).

How much money is available?

Grants of up to £2,000 are available but Trent Vale may only offer a percentage of the total project costs.

How do I apply?

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in applying for the grants scheme. Through our partners, we will support or develop any opportunities or ideas. Applications are reviewed by the Trent Vale Habitats and Heritage Sub Group, consisting of expert individuals from our partner organisations. Applications are assessed using a scoring matrix to ensure they meet the Trent Vale aims and represent value for money.

All projects, regardless of when an application was submitted or an offer made, must be completed by 30 September 2012.

For further details please contact Helen Keating.