Added by Juliette Camburn on Thursday, 17 May 2012
If you are planning an environmental activity using volunteers or think you can come up with a good project that improves your local area, then you could be eligible for a CSV Action Earth grant.
The CSV Action Earth campaign is running from May to November, supported by SNH (Scottish Natural Heritage). The 2012 campaign offers grants up to £500 to cover plants, materials, tools and expenses and can make a big difference to an event.
1. CSV Action Earth Awards are grants of £250 for projects who are providing or improving habitats for wildlife, enhancing local nature spots and getting communities volunteering together.
2. CSV Local Nature Reserve Awards of up to £500 are available exclusively for projects taking place on Local Nature Reserves (LNR).
Last year, CSV Action Earth volunteers were involved in tasks such as improving woodlands by planting and clearing, turning derelict wasteland into bee-friendly wildflower meadows, creating ponds and footpaths, building bird and bat boxes, tagging sharks and a whole range of other environmental activities. We are keen to help projects and groups attract new volunteers to their work.
Grants will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please register quickly. Projects can apply NOW. You can apply online, download forms or get more information at CSV Action Earth 2012.
If you wish to discuss project ideas or discuss any issues relating to the campaign, please contact Robert Henderson at CSV on 0131 222 9083.
Get involved and help make a difference to your local environment!