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Nurture Lakeland Small Grants Fund

Current deadline for Small Grants applications - 31st March 2015

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If you are running a project in any part of Cumbria and are looking for funding, our Visitor Giving scheme may be able to help with a small grant of up to £1,000 to cover all or part of the cost of the project. 

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 normally be accessible to members of the public, and where possible involve and benefit local communities.

Who can apply?
Support is open to any constituted group including charitable organisations, community interest companies, social enterprises, conservation agencies and local environment groups. Your group does not have to be a registered charity but it must have a constituted set of rules and a bank account.  Support is NOT open to individuals or businesses. Organisations must agree to abide by Nurture Lakeland's Fundraising Agreement or Small Grants Acceptance Agreement.

How do I apply?
If you think your organisation and project meet our criteria, please contact us  to discuss your project or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or download our:
Application Pack for Small Grants (includes guidance notes)

What happens next?
Applications for all grants and funding are considered by a Grants Panel, which meets twice a year.

The next deadline for applications: 31st March 2015.

The panel is made up of the Nurture Lakeland Chair, Director, Fundraising Development Officer and members of external partner organisations. The panel will consider the applications and decide which projects to approve and the size of the grant to be awarded. We'll let you know whether your application has been successful within approximately 6 weeks of the deadline for submissions.


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