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Small Grants on Offer

Small Grants on offer to look after the Lake District

Grants of up to £1,000 are on offer from  Nurture Lakeland to fund community conservation work in the Lake District. The Nurture Small Grants Fund is open to any constituted group including charitable organisations, community interest companies, social enterprises, conservation agencies and local environment groups.

To be eligible for a grant, projects must demonstrate a clear and positive contribution to the natural environment, for example by conserving biodiversity, taking measures to tackle climate change, educating communities, raising awareness or carrying out countryside maintenance. They should preferably be accessible to members of the public and, where possible, involve and benefit local communities.

Ruth Kirk, Fundraising Development Officer says, "The money in our Small Grants Fund is donated by visitors to the Lake District through our member businesses who take part in our Visitor Giving scheme. It's a great way of allowing people who love the area to make a contribution to look after the landscapes and communities which make this place so special. We are particularly keen to help support smaller, community-based projects in and around the Lake District, who would otherwise struggle to get funding, but to whom a small amount of up to £1,000 will make a vast difference"

Previous recipients of grants from the Fund include Orton Community Woodland who used the award to plant a willow wind break and Wetheral Parish Council who were able to repair an eroded section of riverside footpath to improve access.

Full details of how to apply as well as a downloadable application pack can be found at here. Or if you would like to find out more about whether your project is eligible, contact Ruth on 01539 822622 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The deadline for submission of applications is 31st August 2013.


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Nurture Lakeland is a part of Nurture Cumbria, a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1130453 and company number 3317259

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