Enriching Nature Programme
**Expression of Interest deadline is 6th December**
Enriching Nature Programme 2014
The Enriching Nature Programme provides funding for year long biodiversity conservation projects that focus on a single species or habitat present on the list of priority species and habitats in England and Wales*, with awards of up to £75,000. Applications of a value up to £25,000 are considered as small grant applications.
Applications to the Enriching Nature Programme are considered once a year with a deadline in February and notification of the outcome in June.
*Species and habitats identified as being of priority importance in England and Wales, Sections 41 & 42 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
Who can apply?
If your organisation is operated on a not-for-profit basis, your project focuses on a single priority species or habitat, and is located in England or Wales within 10 miles of a landfill site, you may be eligible to apply to the Enriching Nature Programme. Check the guidance for full details.
- North East
- North West
- South West
- Yorkshire and Humber
- East of England
- South East and London
- West Midlands
- East Midlands
How to apply
The 2014 funding round for SITA Trust’s Enriching Nature programme will launch on Monday 29th July 2013.
We ask all potential applicants to read the guidance in full before completing an Expression of Interest form – which must be returned to SITA Trust by email.
We will be accepting Expressions of Interest for this programme from Monday 29th July 2013. These are responded to within 3 weeks of being received and should be submitted no later than 5.00pm on 6th December 2013 (but bear in mind if you do submit your EoI on this date this will limit the time you have to complete the full application form, which is quite lengthy).
If SITA Trust believes that your project idea is worth progressing to a full application you will be invited to submit an application by 5.00pm on 3rd February 2014.
Dates for your diary:
Scheme opens - Monday 29th July 2013
Expressions of Interest deadline - 5.00pm on Friday 6th December 2013
Full application deadline - 5.00pm on Monday 3rd February 2014
What happens next?
Compliant applications are allocated to the Trust’s Regional Fund Managers who undertake a thorough assessment of the application. The applications are then scrutinised by the relevant regional Project Assessment Panel, of which there are 9, made up of biodiversity specialists based in the region. The Regional Fund Managers and panels subsequently make recommendations that are conveyed to the Trust’s Board where final award decisions are made. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by June 2014.
A short history of our Enriching Nature Programme
In 2005, SITA Trust launched a new funding programme called Enriching Nature. Its aim was to provide funding over five years to deliver projects which focused on the priorities set within the nation’s Biodiversity Action Plans, improving the condition of British habitats and species.
Due to both demand for, and the successful outcomes of, supported projects we are continuing to commit funds to this worthwhile programme. SITA Trust has committed over £26 million to deliver 530 UK wildlife conservation projects to date.