- Information from Funding Central Website
- Open to applications
- Application Deadline:
- 15 March 2013
Contact me to discuss the subject of applying for grant funding in General
One-off grant available for the development and delivery of volunteer management training to boost environmental volunteering.
- Maximum Value:
- £ 200,000
Defra intend to award a single grant and the maximum funding available is £200,000 split into £100,000 per year over a two year period from April 2013 to March 2015.
The scheme is focused on enabling environmental volunteering organisations to build capacity to create more volunteering opportunities and also to support local community volunteering for environmental action.
The overarching aims of the grant are:
- To build the capacity of the environmental volunteering sector in England in order to increase the volunteering opportunities the sector is able to provide and thereby ultimately increase the numbers of people volunteering for the benefit of the environment.
- That this work should benefit the environmental volunteering sector in England as widely as possible (ie rather than just the organisation awarded the funding), in terms of the outputs being widely accessible and used, the contribution to building the sector’s capacity to increase volunteering and providing a positive and tangible legacy.
- That this work should also support local community volunteering, tapping into the potential power of people wanting to look after and improve their own local environment. The work should therefore contribute to helping enable and empower communities to get involved, take responsibility and make a real difference to local people and wildlife.
The specific objective of the grant is to:
- Enable development of a common resource for the sector, comprising development and delivery of training modules on environmental volunteer management designed to enable volunteering organisations to train staff and others (including volunteers) to manage volunteers. This will assist the sector in increasing its capacity to manage and deploy greater numbers of volunteers.
- Include an element of ‘training the trainer’ to create a cadre of trained individuals within environmental volunteering organisations able to sustain provision of the training beyond the period of this grant.
- Improve and expand the infrastructure of support from environmental volunteering organisations for local community action.
The application closing date is 12pm on 15 March 2013.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be UK based.
- Be run on a not-for-profit basis.
- Have expertise in the field of environmental volunteering and the organisation(s) involved must be engaged and influential in this field.
Costs associated with eligible projects.
Match Funding Restrictions
Up to 100% of the agreed eligible costs for a project may be funded. However, contributions from other organisations and eligible funding sources are encouraged.
Grant applications will only be accepted via the Bravo, Defra’s e-Application portal. Interested organisations must be registered on Bravo to access this opportunity.
The document ‘Applicant Instructions: How to Register on the Defra e-Application Portal – Open Process’ gives infomration on how to register and apply.
Applicants are required to submit a detailed Project Plan setting out information including the milestones within the project, the timescales for delivery of the project and the spend profile throughout the project period. This Plan will be submitted to the Authority for assessment and will be inserted into any resulting Grant Agreement for signature by the successful applicant and Defra before the project commences.
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:
- Contact details:
- David Morley Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Procurement & Commercial Function – Grants, Room 401,
1-2 Peasholme Green,
- 01904 45 4516
- Email contact