DerwentWISE, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to conserve, enhance and restore the distinctive landscape character and heritage of the Lower Derwent Valley.
The DerwentWISE scheme is offering a number of small grants for a wide range of exciting and innovative community projects. DerwentWISE community grants welcomes applications for original and exciting projects that help people look after, learn about, access, and celebrate the DerwentWISE landscape in an enjoyable and rewarding way. Grants are also available to support groups to become more established.
There are 4 funding streams available:
Landscape Conservation Grants
Landscape conservation grants of between £50 and £5,000 are available for landowners and organisations who would like to improve the landscape character, biodiversity and wildlife habitats in the DerwentWISE region. You may for example want to purchase tools for a community group, arrange a training programme or fund some work to improve woodland or meadow.
Cultural Heritage Grants
Grants scheme funding of up to £5,000 to improve built features in the landscape. Examples of projects that could be considered are those that enhance and manage significant heritage features like lime kilns, walls and barns within the landscape. This fund will also provide grants for heritage assets identified within the Heritage at Risk project.
Community Engagement Grants
The community engagement grant scheme will provide small grants of up to £1,000. It will focus on creating new or helping existing ‘friends groups’, or community groups, and provide a fund for any community initiatives which arise. The grants will also assist in communities in becoming more aware of their landscape, for example through walks and talks.
Community Access and Interpretation Grants
The community access grants scheme will provide funding of between £1,000 and £5,000. Landowners and local community groups can apply for this fund to help resolve specific access and interpretation problems within the project area.
The next deadline to apply for all grants is January 2018
Any other questions?
If you are still uncertain whether your organisation would be eligible to apply for a grant, need any assistance with the application process or for any other questions regarding grants please contact:
David Savage – Natural Heritage Officer
T: 01773 881188
1. Guidance Notes
2. Expression of Interest
3. Application and Agreement
4. End of Project Report