[diggers350] eco funding

The Land Is Ours office at tlio.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 10 18:05:36 GMT 2000

Please see below for funding bodies for getting local eco- projects off the

Good luck!!

*New * Woods on your Doorstep
The Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, is
helping local communities to create 250 new community woods in England,
Northern Ireland and Wales.  Supported by the Millennium Commission, the
Forestry Commission, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, other commercial
sponsors and community fundraising, the woodland creation project is called
"Woods on your Doorstep", for which up to £10.5 million is available in
matched funding from the Millennium Commission.  It is a wonderful way to
mark the millennium and a chance to improve your area and its quality of
life by the end of the year 2000.  If you and your neighbours would like
somewhere to stroll on a summer's evening, somewhere to enjoy peace and
quiet, to watch wildlife and observe the changing seasons, contact The
Woodland Trust, Autumn Park, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6LL
or telephone the Woods on your Doorstep team on (01476) 581149, or (01247)
275787 in Northern Ireland, for more information about how to go about
creating a wood.

Landfill Tax - English Environment Fund
The English Environment Fund facilitates grants from Landfill Tax payers
to approved environmental bodies as a means of claiming back tax. Many
millions of pounds are available in this way. Environmental projects that
are eligible must conserve, protect or improve natural and physical
environment; advance education about land use practice; provide or assist
provision of public amenties and open spaces; or provide financial
administration of these objectives.
The English Environment Fund works with projects of £50,000 and above to
overcome the disincentive that Landfill Tax payers encounter in finding
the funding of 10% for which tax back is not available.  
English Partnerships funding may be available for making use of derelict,
contaminated or under used land.
For information contact Euan Hall, English Environment Fund, 3 The
Parks, Lodge Lane, Newton le Willows, Merseyside WA12 0JQ

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, launched in September,is open for
applications. The Trust is based in Doncaster with an initial three year
national remit to fund Coalfield regeneration in all the coalfield and
former coalfield areas of England, Scotland and Wales.  There are three
levels of grants:	small grants - up to £20,000 for voluntary and
community groups; larger grants - over £20,000 for voluntary and community
groups and statutory bodies; major grants - over £200,000.  Priorities
include support for community facilities including: debt and welfare
advice, support for credit union networks and one stop shops; lifelong
learning and employment initatives including the Intermediate Labour Markets.
First grant announcements will be made before Christmas.  Contact The
Coalfields Regeneration Trust, 2 Portland Place, Spring Gardens,
DN1 3DF Tel: 0800 064 8560 or 01302 304 406 Fax: 01302 304 419 E-mail:
info at coalfields-regen.org.uk

*New * Awareness of Overseas Development Issues
The Government through the Department for International Development have a
Development Awareness Fund which it uses to support activities which
promote public knowledge and understanding of development issues, of our
global interdependence, of the need for international development, and of
the progress that has been made and that is possible.
UK based organisations or networks can get up to £10,000 a year for work in
England through the Mini Grant Programme and up to £100,000 through the
main development awareness fund.
For further information about the England Mini Grant Programme contact
David Morton, Development Education Association, 3rd Floor, 29-31 Cowper
Street, London EC2A 4AP Tel: 0171 490 8108 Fax: 0171 490 8123
For the Major Grant programme, (current closing date for projects 2001-2
is 30 November 1999), John Murray, Development Awareness Programme Manager,
Information Department, DFID, Abercrombe House, Eaglesham Road, East
Kilbride, Glasgow G75 8EA Tel 01355 843255 Fax: 01355 843539

New Opportunities Fund - Green Spaces
News of current and forthcoming programmes are available on the NOF
web-site.  This includes the Green Spaces and Sustainable Communities. 
£125 million has been allocated for this grant programme, from winter
There is a paper about this available for download and consultation
finishes 31 October.  
E-mail comments to greenspaces.England at nof.org.uk.  Further
information from New Opportunities Fund, Heron House, 322 High Holborn,
London WC1V 7PW Tel: 0845 0000 121 Fax: 0171 211 1750 
E-mail: general.enquiries at nof.org.uk Web-site: http://www.nof.org.uk

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