The latest issue of Funding Digest includes details about two programmes helping support community led conservation projects.
The Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards
The Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards are a tribute to the memory of dedicated conservationist Dorothy Morley who had a passionate interest in wildlife, gardening & conservation. She believed in protecting the living environment as a means of improving quality of life for all – & in the ability of local people to participate in community-based conservation projects. The Awards, which are held every two years, aim to keep Dorothy’s legacy alive by continuing to inspire, encourage & reward the work of conservationists across Berkshire. Eligible projects can be large or small & should be carried out by the local community on a site with public access. The winner will get a £1,000 grant, & a runner up will receive a £500 grant.
National Marine Aquarium
National Aquarium Limited awards grants for projects that seek to drive marine conservation through engagement. These projects may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama – indeed, the more innovative the better, as long as they make a contribution to raising awareness of the marine environment. Grants awarded so far have been in the region of £1,200 to £5,000. Applications can be submitted by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities.
These are just two of the many exciting grant and award programmes featured in our May 2016 edition of Funding Digest along with lots of other interesting information. Visit our website for details about how to subscribe, free of charge, to this monthly publication, which is only available to Charities and Voluntary and Community organisations and groups working primarily for the benefit of residents and communities in the Borough of Reading.
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