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Volunteer Conservation Fund (South Downs)

This fund is managed by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service and administered by South Downs National Park Trust. The Volunteer Conservation Fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 annually (£2,000 is the average grant) to projects that enhance the National Park and include practical support of the Volunteer Ranger Service.

The application form, monitoring form and guidance document can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, where extra details are available. The deadline for submissions is the 31st March, 2019.

The fund has been established to support the work of volunteer groups who are carrying out projects that improve the National Park and have some practical involvement of the VRS. If the VRS is not already involved in the project then the applicant should propose in the application how they could be involved should a grant be awarded.

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Not for profit organisations
  • Voluntary/community groups
  • Community interest companies
  • Registered charities
  • Parish Councils
  • Landowners (or those responsible for managing land on behalf of others) who need support to enhance environmentally sensitive areas for the benefit of the wider public.


Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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