London Borough of Croydon

We are inviting groups to apply for funds to provide nature conservation activities in the London Borough of Croydon.  List of previous successful applications can be downloaded below. They include:

  • woodland projects
  • conservation of ponds
  • planting for conservation
  • access improvements
  • purchase of tools and safety equipment.

Please contact Meike Weiser, details below, to discuss your project before completing the application form. 

Outcomes

Your proposed activities must contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • increased community involvement with nature conservation projects
  • increased community awareness of nature conservation projects
  • improved, enhanced or protected bio-diversity on sites
  • improved access to Croydon’s parks and countryside
  • increased enjoyment of Croydon’s parks and countryside.

Please note that the land you plan to work on must be accessible to the public and be in the London Borough of Croydon.

Budget

Your group can apply for £50 to £500 at anytime during the year; you can make more than one bid per year. This amount bid for can be used for match funding, for example for lottery funding.

Bids are accepted anytime From April 2018 until end of February 2019. Turnaround of applications is 4-6 weeks

How to Apply

 

Please complete the simple application from the downloads section below and email to meike.weiser@croydon.gov.uk

Advice and Support

If you need advice and support or have a question, please contact Meike Weiser at meike.weiser@croydon.gov.uk

Application forms available in large print. One to one support offered to complete forms.

 

Evaluation process

Your bid will be assessed and you will be contacted within two weeks to notify you whether your bid has been successful. If you are not successful, we are happy to provide you with feedback on your bid.

Standard funding conditions

If you are successful, we will ask you to fill in an acceptance form.  This will include our standard terms and conditions, which can be downloaded below. 

You will need:

  • a bank account, with two signatories, for us to pay the grant into
  • to confirm that you comply with the council's Equality Policy Statement
  • to submit a report saying how your activities went, once they are completed
  • to return  any part of the grant that is not spent.

You will need to attach the following documents to your acceptance form

  • your group's constitution if not already submitted
  • the names of your committee members
  • your health and safety policy, if  available
  • your insurance policies, as appropriate
  • your safeguarding policies, if your activities involve children or vulnerable adults that are not accompanied by their parents or carers.

 

Contacts

Meike Weiser

Department: 
Planning and environment
Job Title: 
Community Partnership Officer
Telephone: 
020 8726 6900 x64952
Address Line:

Public Realm Office

Stubbs Mead Depot

Factory Lane

Croydon

CR0 3RL

Yvonne Gaye

Telephone: 
020 8604 7029
Address Line:

3rd Floor Floor, Zone G

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1ED

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