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Tees Valley Nature Partnership introduces new Community Grant scheme

Tees Valley Nature Partnership (TVNP) has recently introduced a small grant scheme to support community groups working on projects relating to nature in the Tees Valley. The TVNP Community Grant is intended to support groups, in the Tees Valley, which increase participation in nature and/or the outdoors. The primary aim of this funding is to enable small local groups to fund work that other grant schemes might not cover or to supplement funding from other small grants.

After consultation with local community groups in the Tees Valley, it was found that smaller pots of funding for the everyday challenges were harder to find than the larger amounts of funding for big projects. As a result of this feedback, TVNP has introduced a scheme to provide grants of up to £2,000.

Timothy Crawshaw, Chair of the Nature Partnership said "We are delighted to be offering this support for our grass-roots organisations in the Tees Valley. We want to ensure that the grants are as simple and accessible as possible to help build on the fantastic work of these groups. Small groups and projects make up a diverse and key part of the makeup of the Tees Valley and this scheme is a recognition of this.’’

Three community volunteers have been recruited as part of the grants panel for the voice of the community and local volunteer sector.

Any local group with an annual income of less than £20,000 can apply, provided the work they are doing relates to nature or the promotion of nature and the outdoors in the Tees Valley. If you volunteer for a group or want to learn more about this new community grants scheme then please drop us a line at tvnp@teeswildlife.org or phone Louise on 01287 636382. You can find more information and application criteria on the community grants page of our website.

Closing Date for Applications

Grant applications are reviewed twice a year, the 2020 deadlines for completed grant applications are 13th March and 11th September. Applicants will receive the grant panel’s decision no later than two weeks after the deadline.

Application forms and more information can be found at https://teesvalleynaturepartnership.org.uk/community-grant-scheme/

Any Questions?

Feel free to contact Louise at TVNP before submitting your application either by email: tvnp@teeswildlife.org or by phone: 01287 636382

About Tees Valley Nature Partnership

The Partnership works to coordinate and strengthen local action to secure a functioning, sustainable and resilient bio-diverse natural environment to improve the health, well-being and livelihoods of people in the Tees Valley. The Partnership is currently made up of 45 different organisations working within the Tees Valley. TVNP’s vision is: ‘A Tees Valley where more people are connected to bigger and better wildlife-rich spaces’

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