Today we are launching our Community Heritage Fund, our small grants scheme!
Grants available for Community Projects
Have you got an idea for a small community heritage project in your local area? Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are now available to help people look after, learn about, extend the understanding of and to celebrate the unique landscape and hidden heritage of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) area.
Who can apply?
Anyone living inside or outside the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership area is eligible to apply, coming from organisations, groups in the voluntary and community sectors or individuals and local companies.
What can we finance?
Projects should have clear public benefits, support the OWLP scheme’s objectives, and provide some input into the partnership’s main events, the Ouse Washes Festival Fortnights planned for July 2015 & 2016.
Project ideas could, for instance, include the creation of a new circular walk/ village information panel, bringing an area’s heritage to life via an oral history project or walks-and-talks, heritage skills training or passing on land-based management skills to others, or perhaps a one-day community event focusing on the culture or natural heritage of your local area.
Many other activities could also certainly qualify for a grant; the above is just indicative of the kind of projects we think people might be interested in carrying out.
Do you have a project idea? Why not come and talk to us:
As part of the launch of our Community Heritage Fund scheme we will be touring the area: the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership team will be visiting four characterful pubs spanning the area to discuss your project ideas.
Please come and see us and enjoy a complimentary snack or two!
- Lamb & Flag, Welney – Monday 30th June 5.30 – 7. 30 pm
- Jenyns Arms, Denver Sluice – Tuesday 1st July 7 – 9 pm
- Three Pickerels, Mepal – Wed 2nd July 5.30 – 7.30 pm
- Old Ferryboat Inn, Holywell – Thursday 3rd July 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Please find our leaflet here, for the four above events: Community Heritage Fund A5 poster (PDF, 0.5MB) – please hang this up for people to see or pass on to others if you could as well; thanks.
How to apply
The first two application rounds have deadlines of 20 August & 30 November 2014. Application forms and grant guidance can be found here (and also in our Resources):
- OWLP_Grant-Guidelines_CHF_May 2014_Final (PDF, 0.9MB)
- OWLP_Grant Application Form_May 2014_Final (Word, 2.6MB)
We encourage you to contact us if you would like some feedback on your initial ideas; we are there to advise you on your project ideas and to guide you through the application process.
We are looking forward to your project ideas; hope to see you in the pub for one of our pub info sessions!