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£10k Conservation Grants for Alpine Projects

January 15, 2021
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We’re offering £10k in conservation grants to projects that conserve alpine plants! Read on for information & how to apply.

We support a range of alpine conservation projects, like this one at Mardale. And now we’ve decided to add more grants to our repertoire to support extra projects in 2021 and beyond!

Small Alpine Conservation Projects Grants

Our Small Alpine Conservation Projects Grants will support short-term, small scale projects that focus on alpine plant conservation.

This is because we recognise that small projects are just as important as larger ones for the conservation of alpines!

We have £10,000 to give away with up to £5,000 available per project. This means we may end up supporting two projects at £5,000 each or ten at £1,000 each – it depends on who applies!

Conservation Grants: Eligible Projects

Here are some examples of the sorts of projects that would be eligible for one of our new grants:

  • Renovating a rock garden using endangered alpine species
  • Studying endangered alpine plant species in the wild
  • Restoring an alpine house that houses endangered alpine species
  • Looking at the ex situ conservation of alpine species
  • Studying how legal frameworks affect the conservation of alpines
  • Supporting a student working on a project related to the conservation of alpine plants

If you have another small-scale, short-term project that involves conserving endangered alpines in any fashion, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

How to Apply for a Grant

To apply for a grant, simply fill out the online form below. Submit it before the deadline: 11:59pm (GMT) on 28th February 2021.

For more detailed instructions on what we’re looking for in the project description section, view our guidance notes.

We recommend preparing your answers in a separate document and then pasting them into the form so you don’t lose your work.

Small Conservation Grant Application Form

  • Provide a brief description of the applicant or applicant’s organisation, whichever is most appropriate. This is to demonstrate you have the capacity & expertise to deliver the proposed project.
  • Give your project a name that captures its central focus, e.g. 'Alpine House Restoration at Boar Wood.'
  • Please tell us how much money you would like us to grant to your project in GBP. Remember, there is a maximum limit of £5000 per project.
  • List specific items of expenditure & estimated costs for which the grant will be used. If the project involves different stages (e.g. construction of rock garden, then purchasing plants) please indicate at which stage funds will be spent.
  • Does the project have to meet legal requirements, such as acquiring permits for collection/export/import of plant material for scientific study? Include requirements of both UK national, non-UK national and international law. Have any relevant requirements already been met? If not, when do you expect to meet them and how far can the project proceed without them? Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify and fulfil all relevant legal requirements.
  • Give a detailed description of your project. Note that projects that fulfil several of the following criteria may be given priority: Have clear alpine conservation value, show clear educational value, give the AGS an active role to play or benefit the AGS in some way, show good future-proofing, have secured additional funding from other partners.

If you’d rather send the form to us by post, download the Small Alpine Conservation Project Grant Application Form. Send it to us at:

AGS Centre
Avon Bank
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 3JP

For any queries about the application process, contact robert.amos@alpinegardensociety.org.

Results of Conservation Grant Applications

Our Conservation Steering Group will assess applications and create a shortlist of the best projects.

They will then pass this shortlist on to our Trustee Board. The trustees will make final funding decisions at our April Board Meeting.

We will inform the lucky recipients of our awards by late April 2021. Good luck – we’re looking forward to receiving your application!