Grants available for local conservation projects
The Shropshire Hills Conservation Fund is open for applications.
The Fund supports projects to deliver practical conservation work in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or involve young people in activities relating to the conservation of the area.
It’s administered by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust and earlier this year, £11,000 was awarded to eight community projects which are helping to look after the Shropshire Hills landscape.
Projects include restoring village roadside verges to encourage wildflowers and create valuable wildlife corridors in the countryside, supporting volunteers to manage local woodland, and helping local Community Wildlife Group volunteers to take action to conserve our local curlew population.
Projects have also enabled secondary school pupils to take part in practical conservation tasks, supported free places for younger children to join forest school sessions and funded a pollinator planting project at a local care farm, involving participants in all aspects of the research, planning, planting and after care.
If you or your community group has a project in mind, please get in touch. Grants range from £500 to £2,000 and are generally awarded for activity within a particular Financial Year (April to the end of March).
We are inviting applications this autumn/winter for projects to start on or after 1st April 2022. Further information about the Fund and how to apply is here.
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