England will benefit from renewed grants worth approximately £4m announced by environment minister Michael Meacher today.
The money from Defra's Environmental Action Fund will help support
Mr Meacher said:
'Biodiversity in England will continue to benefit from these 23
projects which will contribute towards our strategic objectives now
set out in the Biodiversity Strategy for England. These grants help
groups to work more effectively with local people and relevant
agencies to protect vulnerable species and habitats across England.
'The education grants will continue to support 35 groups undertaking
work promoting understanding and awareness of sustainable
development. They will engage a wide range of people, and involve
many different learning activities - from practical conservation work
with children to work developing professional practice. These 36
projects are strategic, relevant and very important - education, in
the broadest sense, is intrinsic to sustainable development.'
1. The Environmental Action Fund (EAF) helps voluntary groups in
England promote sustainable development through projects on
- the understanding and awareness of sustainable development
2. Grants range from £25,000 to £250,000 per year and applications
were sought for 3- year projects starting in 2002. Groups must find
eligible matching funding and ensure that the projects have well
defined objectives, measurable outcomes and clear timescales.
3. A list of projects funded under the 2003-2004 programme is
4. For further information on the 2003-2004 awards, contact
Richard Mabbitt, at Defra, 6/G9 Ashdown house, 123 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 6DE. Telephone 020 7944 6694; Fax 020 7944 6559; e-mail
5. The resourc es currently available to the EAF have now been fully
allocated for the 2003-05 period. To register for information on
possible future grant rounds contact Defra at the above address.
6. Further information on EAF is available on Defra's website
www.defra.gov.uk/environment/eaf/index.htm. Also available are an EAF
annual report, 6-monthly magazine and good practice guide for
2003-04 EAF Grants
Project description and contact details
Grant 2003-4 (1)
Bat Conservation Trust
People and Bats - Delivering Bat Biodiversity Action through Public
Awareness and Training
Raise awareness of bats and conservation needs amongst building
industry, architects, tree workers, pest controllers, planners and
decision makers, and train volunteers, environmental consultants and
other key audiences.
Sarah Leggett, 15 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8
4BG, 020 7627 2629, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Bioregional Development Group
Meeting woodland habitat targets through regional charcoal production
Funding to support management of ancient semi-natural woodland for
the benefit of BAP species through the establishment of a network of
regional scale charcoal plants.
Marc Howell, BedZED Centre, 24 Helios Rd, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7BZ,
020 8404 4883 firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaging Volunteers in the Biodiversity Conservation
Funding for BTCV's strategic plan, to increase the number of people
voluntarily undertaking biodiversity conservation work and improving
Richard Williams, 80 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, 020 7833
Implementing Regional Action Plans for Butterflies & Moths in the W.
Midlands & East of England
Establishment of regional development officers to implement BAP for
priority butterflies and moths (at national and local level) in the W
Midlands and East of England and support the group's network of
Martin Warren, Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QP, 01929
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Cornwall's Wealth Of Wildlife Project (WOW)
Funding to further the development of the Cornwall BAP through a
major community and sectoral engagement programme.
Nick Clark, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ, 01872
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
The On Trent initiative
Restoring and recreating wetlands within the Trent Valley and
contribute to UK and local BAP targets.
Ruth Hering, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1XH,
01773 881195, email@example.com
Earthwatch Institute (Europe)
The Business & Biodiversity Resource Centre: Promoting Biodiversity
Conservation in the Corporate Sector
Funding to support the continued development of the business and
biodiversity resource centre to engage business in conserving
Jo Zaremba, 267 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7HT, 01865 318800,
Local Biodiversity Action
Funding to support development and implementation of Local BAP for
Edwin van Ek, 4 Pinchin Street, London, E1 1SA, 020 7264 4660,
Essex Wildlife Trust
Essex Biodiversity Partnership
Funding for a biodiversity co-ordinator for Essex to take forward
work of the partnership in implementing the Essex BAP.
John Hall, Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ,
01621 862960, firstname.lastname@example.org
To Develop & Enhance FWAG's Ability to Deliver Land 7 Biodiversity
Funding to enable FWAG to develop and enhance its farmland
biodiversity service to farmers.
Michael Woodhouse, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RX, 024
7669 8707, Michael.email@example.com
Game Conservancy Trust
Delivering Farmland Biodiversity Targets on Arable Land
Funding for a field officer to promote environmentally sensitive farm
management practices to support BAP species.
N W Sotherton, GCT, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF, 01425 652381,
Invertebrate Conservation Trust (Buglife)
Development of Understanding of Invertebrate Requirements in Habitat
Improving scientific knowledge and understanding of needs of
invertebrate species within national Biodiversity Action plans.
Co-ordination of participation by invertebrate specialists, many of
whom are amateur naturalists.
Alex Ramsey, PECT, The High Street, Fletton, Peterborough, PE1 4DS,
01733 760881, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leics. and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Restoring and enhancing the wetlands of Leicestershire and Rutland
Funding for implementation of the wetlands action plans in
Leicestershire and Rutland BAP.
Simon Bentley, Longfellow Road, Leicester, LE2 6BT, 0116 272 0444,
Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum
Action for Wildlife An innovative Approach to Promoting Biodiversity
in Oxfordshire & Surrounding Counties
Funding for a facilitator post to promote and facilitate the
implementation of the Oxfordshire BAP through an established Forum
covering Berks. Bucks. and Oxon.
Lynn Anderson, Manor House, Little Wittenham, Oxon, OX14 4RA, 01865
RSNC (The UK Office of The Wildlife Trusts)
Funding for the RSNC to support the delivery of local biodiversity
gains, and continue their work developing and implementing the
James Marshall, The Kiln Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24
1WT, 0870 0367711, email@example.com
Sea Watch Foundation
Encouraging Public Participation in recording Whales, Dolphins and
Porpoises off the English Coast.
Core funding for a project to increase public participation in
recording of cetaceans.
Dr Peter Evans, 36 Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BX, 01865
764 794, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Rebuilding Regional Diversity
Funding for officers to support the W Midlands Biodiversity
Partnership to develop biodiversity conservation in the area.
Peter Shirley, 28 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AA, 0121
454 8018, email@example.com
South West Wildlife Trusts
South West Biodiversity Coordinator
Funding for a co-ordinator for the South West Biodiversity
Sarah Tooze, 32 Jacobs Wells Rd, Bristol, BS8 1DR, 0117 917 7271,
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Implementing Biodiversity Action In Sussex
Funding to encourage and support organisations and groups in Sussex
to implement action in the Sussex BAP.
Dr Anthony Whitbread, Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9SD,
01273 497550, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
Wealth of Wildlife (Building Biodiversity Capacity in Urban
Funding for a project officer to help implement biodiversity actions
in characteristic urban and industrial settings of the Tees Valley.
Dr Liz Arnold, Bellamy Pavillion, Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW,
01642 759900, email@example.com
Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP)
Implementing the Tidal Thames Habitat Action Plan
Support in implementing the Tidal Thames Habitat Action Plan, and
facilitate the conservation and enhancement of London's flagship
Jonathan Ducker, Remax House, 31/32 Alfred Place, London, WC1E 7DP,
020 7679 5294, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlife Trusts for Beds, Cambs., Northants & Peterborough
Are Biodiversity Action Plans Working For Wildlife
Funding to enable co-ordination and implementation of three local
Jo Thomas, The Wildlife Trust, The Visitors Centre, Priory Country
Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SH, 01234 364213,
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Implementing the Wiltshire Biodiversity Action Plan
Funding for development of Wiltshire BAP and implementation of
Harry Barton, Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10
1NJ, 01380 725670, email@example.com
(1) Amount offered by Defra, which in some cases may be less than the
Understanding and Awareness projects
Grant 2003-04 (1)
The Operation of the Atmosphere, Climate & Environment Information
Programme for Furthering Sustainable Development Understanding&
Awareness in Schools
To support, develop and extend existing EAF funded work disseminating
information on atmospheric pollution and SD within the framework of
national legislation and international discussion.
Joe Buchdahl or Sue Hare, Atmospheric Research & Information Centre,
Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD, tel. 0161 247 1590,
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Biodiversity and Sustainability Education (BASE) Programme
To support an educational programme on biodiversity and sustainable
development at the At-Bristol project.
Catherine Aldridge, At Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol,
BS1 5DB; tel 0117 915 7127; catherine.aldridge@at- bristol.org.uk
Black Environment Network
BEN Core Strategic Programme
Support for BEN's core work enabling ethnic minority participation in
sustainable development projects.
Judy Ling Wong, 1st Floor, 60 High Street, Llanberis, Wales, LL55
4EU, tel., firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulmer Fo undation
A leadership Programme in Sustainable Land Management
The programme seeks to develop informed and dynamic leaders in
sustainable land management through residential courses and work
based collaborative projects.
Prof. Shirley Ali Khan, 149 Morley Hill, Enfield Middx. EN2 0BQ, tel.
0208 364 4257, email@example.com
Developing effective Communication tools for ICZM
To provide networking services for coastal practitioners, including
conferences and workshops, a bulletin, website and directory.
Therese Redding, 37 High Street, Rowhedge, Colchester, CO5 7ET; tel.
01206 728644 firstname.lastname@example.org
Toenable the group to act as a mentor for other groups wishing to
build on their experience and expertise in sustainable community
Sue Clifford, Gold Hill House, 21 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset,
SP7 8JE, tel. 01747 850820, email@example.com
Commonwork Land Trust
To build on the growing interest in hobby gardening to promote
understanding and awareness of sustainable development.
Ms Jacqueline Leach, Commonwork Land Trust, Bore Place, Chiddingston,
Kent, TN8 7AR, 01732 463255, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Recycling Network
Third Millennium: Third Sector in Recycling
To maintain and strengthen the groups core functions representing and
co-ordinating the community waste sector.
Andy Nelmes, 2nd Floor Trelawny House, Surrey Street, Bristol, BS2
8PS, tel. 0117 942 0142, email@example.com
The Development of Resources to Raise Awareness & increase the
Understanding of Composting & Uses of Composts Across England to
Assist in the Delivery of Waste Strategy 2000
Providing technical advice and support and promoting composting and
use of compost to a range of stakeholders.
The Composting Association, Avon House , Tithe Barn Road,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1DH, tel. 01933 227 777,
Parish Pumps Workshop Programme
To further develop the network of 'Parish pumps' individuals who are
key local foci of environmental information and action through
workshops, training advice and information dissemination.
David Shreeve, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, tel. 020 7591
Council for Environmental Education
CEE: Supporting Education for Sustainable Development Policy &
Practice from 2002-05
To support the strategic and umbrella role of the Council influencing
and developing policy at all levels, enhancing the quality of
professional practice, and increasing the effectiveness of the
Libby Grundy, 94 London Street, Reading, RG1 4SJ, tel. 0118 950 2550
Promoting Sustainable Energy to Schools & Their Communities
To develop and expand CREATE's work promoting and co- coordinating
energy and education with a particular focus on schools, colleges and
their local communities.
Ann Saffery, Kenley House, 25 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, WN1 1TD, tel.
01942 322271, firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Education Association
Global Dimension to Sustainable Development Education
To evaluate progress in providing, and provide support for ESD among
the Association's wide and diverse membership.
Dr Douglas Bourn, 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR, tel. 0207 490
Forum for the Future
To develop good practice in sustainable development between regions.
Lorna Berry, 9 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QB;
tel. 01242 266 776; email@example.com
Global Action Plan & Centre for Sustainable Energy
Climate Change Matters Education Programme
To create, pilot and devel op an educational programme enabling whole
school communities to address climate change and sustainable energy
Trewin Restorick, GAP 8 Fulwood Place, London, WC1V 6HG, 0207 405
Building Constituencies for Change Dialogue & Policy Innovation for
To support and develop the Alliance's work enhancing the capacity of
the environment movement to interact with the policy agenda.
Rebecca Willis, 40 Buckingham Palace Road, , London, SW1W 0RE, tel.
020 7233 7433, rwillis@green- alliance.org.uk
Groundwork Medway Swale (on behalf of Groundwork Network)
Our Place, Our Future
To deliver a series of linked projects across England to cultivate in
children a sense of pride and responsibility towards their local
Frances Fielding, Groundwork, 48 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent,
ME7 5UN, tel: 01634 855166, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrow Agenda 21 Environmental Forum
The London Green Map
To develop a sustainability website for London and linked education
and awareness programmes plus community based projects and
Harrow Agenda 21Forum, POBox 38, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2UZ, tel:
020 8424 1913, email@example.com
Institution of Environmental Sciences
Professional Practice for Sustainable Development
To extend and support existing network of 14 professional bodies to
include key professional institutes in the accounting and financial
services sector and those in professions involved in land use and
John Baines, IES, PO Box 16, Bourne , PE10 9FB, tel. 01778 394846,
Breaking New Ground
An innovative programme of topsoil inversion projects in Community
Richard Scott, National Wildflower Centre, Court Hey Park, Liverpool,
L16 3NA, tel. 0151 737 1819, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning through Landscapes (LTL)
To support the engagement of parents in the design, use and
management of school environments based on basic sustainable
Gary Burn, LTL Third Floor Southside Offices, The Law Courts,
Winchester, SO23 9DL, 01962 846258, schoolgrounds-uk@.org.uk
Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)
Promoting Sustainable Farming Practices through demonstration,
training and communication
The proposal aims to encourage farmers to farm in a more sustainable
way by promoting Integrated Farm Management (IFM), balancing the
requirements of running a profitable business with responsibility and
sensitivity to the environment. Also seeks to raise awareness and
understanding of sustainable food production amongst consumers.
Contact: Caroline Drummond, The National Agricultural Centre,
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ, tel. 02476 413911,
Marine Biological Association of the UK
Sea - Life Heritage, National InternetAwareness and Marine Record
To develop a marine educational internet resource (including global
warming and the sustainable use of the seas) and encourage volunteer
marine life recording.
Jon Parr, Citadel Hill, , Plymouth, PL1 2PB, tel. 01752 633 336,
Marine Conservation Society
Adopt-A-Beach - Community Action For Cleaner Seas
Training, educating and involving local community groups and
individuals in beach litter surveys, clean up work and related
Alison Conway, 9 Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9
5BU, tel. 01989 567807 email@example.com
National Energy Foundation
The Log Pile
A database of wood fuel suppliers covering the whole of England,
presentations, fairs and other public events to promote understanding
of sustainable energy, and especially biomass, issues.
Sandra Hayes, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8NG, 0190 8
Peace Child Charitable Trust
Be the Change
Supporting young volunteers to spread an inspiring message of
sustainable development through presentations and debates in England.
Rosey Simonds, The White House, 46 High Street, Buntingford, Herts,
SG9 9AH, tel. 01763 271 459, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pesticide Action Network
Local Action on Pesticides: reducing risks- promoting solutions
Promoting awareness and understanding of pesticide- related issues,
assisting local communities to carry out audits of pesticide risks,
and promoting alternative solutions.
Kathryn Wormald, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Rd, London, SW2 1BZ, tel.
020 7274 8895, email@example.com
Enabling Community Waste Initiative Partnerships (ECWIP) Project
The Recycling Consortium aim to create models for the development of
local community-based waste partnerships across the UK..
Liz Price, The Recycling consortium, CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road,
Bristol, BS1 6XN Tel: 0117 930 4355 firstname.lastname@example.org
An Inclusive Approach to Sustainable Development: Core Strategic Work
Supporting strategic work to advance awareness and understanding, and
participation of people typically excluded form sustainable
development initiatives: people with disabilities, low literacy
skills and older people.
Jane Stoneham, Watering Lane Nursery Pentewan, ST Austell, Cornwall,
PL26 6BE, 01726 222900, email@example.com
Shannon Project, Southampton Environment Centre
The Black Sustainable Story Sack
Developing sustainable development education in black and ethnic
minority groups through a story telling initiative using traditional
materials and crafts.
Lisa Halpin, 14-15 Brunswick Place, Southampton, SO15 2AQ, 023 8063
Small Woods Association
Reconnecting People and Woodlands
To support a programme of England-wide educational events,
information dissemination and to lead development plans for an
educational woodland produce centre.
Russell Rowley, The Old Bakery, Pontesbury, Shropshire, SY5 ORR,
01743 792644, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising awareness in rural and urban areas about the role of organic
food and farming in sustainable development.
Soil Association, Bristol House, 40-56 Victoria St. Bristol BS1 6BY;
0117 929 0661; email@example.com
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT)
GLOBE Education for Sustainable Development
To support and develop the GLOBE programme, integrating wider
sustainable development issues, and making data more accessible to
Dr Andy Tasker, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry,
CV3 3GW, 024 7630 2912; firstname.lastname@example.org
National Waste Awareness Initiative (NWAI)
To support the co-ordination and dissemination element of the NWAI.
Steve Haugh, 96 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH, 020 7089 2104,
RE-thinking rubbish - 3 R's information and education from Waste
To support a range of nationally available activities to provide
information and education support and to encourage action on waste
reduction, reuse and recycling by all sectors.
Barbara Herridge, 96 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH, 020 7089
Community Woodland Network
To create an England wide network supporting community groups engaged
in managing new or existing woodlands.
Paul Bunton, Autumn Park, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31
6LL, tel. 01476 581155, email@example.com
(1) Amount offered by Defra, which in some cases may be less than the