Small Grant Scheme

About the scheme

We have introduced a small grants scheme to fund projects for like-minded organisations or groups in the Blackwater Valley, to help them achieve their objectives.

The minimum grant is £100 and the maximum is currently £3000.

Applications are reviewed by our management committee on a rolling basis, with feedback provided shortly after review. Further information may be requested.

Applications are open throughout the year, please send a completed application form the

Download an application form

Please contact us if you have any questions prior to submitting an application!


Some conditions apply:

  • grants will only be made for purposes we consider to be within our own objectives
  • funds cannot be provided for running or ongoing expenses
  • applicants must have a constitution and a bank account.

Detailed rules of the scheme

How to apply

Examples of purposes that could qualify for grants include:

  • equipment for groups to use for working on local nature areas
  • improvements to places for the benefit of wildlife
  • improving access to recreational facilities
  • path improvements
  • creating new wildlife habitats
  • offering educational opportunities to the public
  • monitoring and recording wildlife


In 2023 we made awards totalling £2,000 to four local organisations. We are actively reviewing new applications and will publish updates on our grants in 2024.