What is the
purpose of the fund?
a small grants fund of £5,000 provided by Public Health Wiltshire to award to
local community groups. The aim is to enable groups to record and communicate their
work to improve their local green space.
The funds will assist groups to:
record and communicate their work to a wider
engage directly with the wider partnership of
contribute to building an evidence base which
can be used for future planning.
projects which can be considered:
Setting up walking, cycling or other activity
groups which utilise local green space for health benefits.
Setting up or supporting an existing
survey/recording group which will provide biological records to the Wiltshire
and Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC).
An event which raises awareness of the work of
the group and Link2Nature.
Equipment for enhancing the local environment
e.g. wildlife gardens / community allotments / litter or waste event or
Setting up a local environment action group.
funds be spent on?
be spent on working towards the enhancement/protection of, or engagement with,
the natural environment. Applications can be
considered for funds towards:
recording equipment such as cameras and video
other equipment needed to support an existing or
publicity material or display equipment for the
the costs of a community event which raises
awareness of the group's work.
Applications must demonstrate value for money and a need for
the fund be distributed?
One application per group is permitted for a
grant up to a maximum of £500. Funding is on a one-off basis and is not
renewable. Funding will not be awarded retrospectively.
Applications will be accepted until 31st
December 2014 or until the funds have been allocated, whichever is sooner.
Notification of the fund's closure will be via the Link2Nature website.
Who can apply?
be awarded to not-for-profit groups with a bank account and designated
officers, whose work is primarily focused within the administrative area of
Wiltshire Council. For example:
an existing or potential community group;
a Parish Council aiming to improve the
environment and community engagement with the environment within the parish;
a club or association with a project which
aligns with the aims and objectives of Link2Nature (please see www.link2nature.org.uk for details).
Grant funding cannot be awarded to individuals and
applications will not be accepted from individuals.
How to apply
All applications must be made using the
application form available on the Link2Nature website: http://www.link2nature.org.uk/
All applications must provide any requested
evidence and supporting documentation.
Applications and supporting documentation can
be returned to via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Link2Nature, Small Grants Fund, Wiltshire Wildlife
Trust, Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NJ.
up to four weeks for your application to be considered and a decision made.
The Link2Nature website will be used to communicate and
promote the use of funds by community groups. Link2Nature reserves the right to
use images, video, data and other outputs from the use of funds for publicity
and promotional purposes.
Notification, Payments and Reporting:
All decisions on applications will be made by
the Executive Group of Link2Nature and will be on merit and will be final. There is no appeal process.
Decisions on applications will be communicated
to the group's nominated contact by email.
If approved, funds will be transferred by BACS
transfer to a nominated bank account.
An evidenced report should be submitted to the
LNP Coordinator on completion of the project or event, including photographs
and/or video evidence of the work being undertaken and on completion.
For projects such as surveying and recording,
on-going records should be submitted by agreement directly to the WSBRC.
All funds must be spent within six months of
All evidence of expenditure must be provided to
Link2Nature within one month of spend.
Other reporting requirements will be agreed upon
approval of the application.