The Chestnut Fund

Environmental

The Chestnut Fund is an independent charity, making grants available to encourage and enable community groups to carry out conservation activities. The grants are administered by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).

The grants fall into two categories:

Start-up Grants
These are for groups who have no money when they are first set up and are available to groups in their first year of existence. The grant will enable them to begin practical work and will cover administrative expenses, e.g. postage, publicity, hire of meeting rooms, telephone bills and/or the first year of The Conservation Volunteers Community Network Membership plus Insurance fees. The maximum grant will be £150.

Support Grants
These are for groups who have no money for tools, equipment (but not project materials, plants or consumables) and training. Preference will be given to resources selected from The Conservation Volunteers sources. This grant is available to all groups, regardless of how long they have been constituted. (Groups within their first year can apply for both the start-up grant and the support grant). The maximum grant will be £350.

Applications must be endorsed by the local TCV office in Ashford.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The Chestnut Fund committee meet every six weeks to discuss new applications.

For more information and how to apply please click here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

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