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59 projects from voluntary groups right across urban and rural ...
59 projects from voluntary groups right across urban and rural

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

important biodiversity and education work.

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

- biodiversity.

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 Also available are an EAF

annual report, 6-monthly magazine and good practice guide for

environmental projects.

2003-04 EAF Grants

Biodiversity projects

Group name

Project title

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,


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



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

volunteer training.

Richard Williams, 80 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, 020 7833



Butterfly Conservation

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,


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,


Environment Trust

Local Biodiversity Action

Funding to support development and implementation of Local BAP for

Tower Hamlet.

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,



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,


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

Action Plans

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,


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)

Rebuilding Biodiversity

Funding for the RSNC to support the delivery of local biodiversity

gains, and continue their work developing and implementing the

National BAP.

James Marshall, The Kiln Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24

1WT, 0870 0367711,


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,


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,


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,


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,


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,


Wildlife Trusts for Beds, Cambs., Northants & Peterborough

Are Biodiversity Action Plans Working For Wildlife

Funding to enable co-ordination and implementation of three local

area BAPs.

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

specific projects.

Harry Barton, Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

1NJ, 01380 725670,


(1) Amount offered by Defra, which in some cases may be less than the

amount claimed.

Understanding and Awareness projects

Group name

Project title

Project description

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, or


At Bristol

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-


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.,


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,



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


Common Ground

Grounding Sustainability

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,


Commonwork Land Trust

Sustainable Gardens

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,


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,


Composting Association

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,


Conservation Foundation

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,


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

Regional Futures

To develop good practice in sustainable development between regions.

Lorna Berry, 9 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QB;

tel. 01242 266 776;


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



Green Alliance

Building Constituencies for Change Dialogue & Policy Innovation for

Sustainable Development

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-


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,


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,


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,


Learning through Landscapes (LTL)

Learning Together

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,


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


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,


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,


Recycling Consortium

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


Sensory Trust

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,


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,


Soil Association

Inform Organic

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;


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

community groups.

Dr Andy Tasker, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry,

CV3 3GW, 024 7630 2912;


Waste Watch

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,


Waste Watch

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



Woodland Trust

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,


(1) Amount offered by Defra, which in some cases may be less than the

amount claimed

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