Funding news - 14/05/2012

Dorothy Morley Conservation Award Deadline Approaches

This biennial Award is open to community groups across Berkshire who have activities that encourage community involvement in environmental projects. The winner will get a £1,000 grant, and runners up will receive a £500 grant.

The Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards are a tribute to the memory of dedicated conservationist Dorothy Morley who had a passionate interest in wildlife, gardening and conservation. She believed in protecting the living environment as a means of improving quality of life for all – and in the ability of local people to participate in community-based conservation projects.

The Awards aim to keep Dorothy's legacy alive by continuing to inspire, encourage and reward the work of conservationists across Berkshire.

Conservation groups, village societies, and residents groups in Berkshire can apply as long as their project is carried out by the local community on a site with public access.

Projects can be large or small. Groups that have involved their local community in managing a treasured green space, by doing something like creating a wildlife pond, planting a hedgerow or making a wildlife garden are especially encouraged to apply.

Entries will be judged on work carried out since March 2010.

An application form and guidelines can be found on the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust website (opens new page).

The deadline for submission is 31 May 2012.

Source: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, 14/05/2012