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Apply for funding

If you are running a project in Cumbria and are looking for funding, we may be able to help with a small grant of up to £1,000 to cover all or part of the cost of the project. 

Deadline for applications to the Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund EXTENDED to 31st August 2017.

We fund projects that demonstrate a clear and positive contribution to the natural environment, for example by conserving biodiversity, taking measures to tackle climate change, educating communities, raising awareness or carrying out countryside maintenance. They should normally be accessible to members of the public, and where possible involve and benefit local communities.

This year, in addition to the Small Grants Fund, we are also able to offer grants from the Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund. This fund was set up to collect donations from residents, businesses and visitors who wanted to help to support the recovery of the natural environment in Ullswater after the devastating floods of December 2015, and is ring-fenced for projects in the Ullswater Valley Planning Area

Who can apply?
Support is available to constituted groups including charitable organisations, community interest companies, social enterprises, conservation agencies and local environment groups. Your group does not have to be a registered charity but it must have a constituted set of rules and a bank account.  Support is NOT available to individuals or businesses. Organisations must agree to abide by Nurture Lakeland’s Fundraising Agreement or Small Grants Acceptance Agreement.

How do I apply?
If you think your organisation and project meet our criteria, please contact us  to discuss your project or download our Application Pack for Small Grants (includes guidance notes)

What happens next?
Applications for all grants and funding are considered by a Grants Panel comprising the Nurture Lakeland Chair of the board of trustees, Director, and members of external partner organisations. The panel will consider the applications and decide which projects to approve and the size of the grant to be awarded. We will let you know whether your application has been successful within approximately 4 weeks of the deadline for submissions.

Deadline for submissions: 5pm Tuesday 1st August 2017 

Deadline for applications to the Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund extended to 31st August 2017.

Please return your completed form by post or email to:

Nurture Lakeland Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7RL

Email: info@nurturelakeland.org