Force for Nature Grants

Supporting local people to help improve nature in their communities

A mini grant scheme supporting Pembrokeshire groups to deliver positive conservation and environmental actions in their local communities.

Currently CLOSED to applications

More about the scheme

Community groups, organisations and businesses can apply for up to £1,000 for a ‘Force for Nature’ mini-grant for projects that have positive conservation actions, in and around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Funded projects must deliver one of the following:

  • A positive conservation or climate change action
  • Supporting biodiversity
  • Creating new green spaces.

Examples of projects the fund could support include: wildflower meadow creation on small areas of common and public land, increasing pollinator habitats, tree planting, creating hedgerows, planting fruit trees and pond creation.

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit organisations and businesses* in Pembrokeshire who have a bank account in the name of the organisation, including charities, constituted voluntary groups, community councils, schools, sports clubs and associations.

*Businesses must be able to demonstrate a public benefit, for example tourism providers who have land where people may spend time connecting to nature.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Priority will be given to applications coming from the following community and town council areas: Boncath, Cilgerran, Clydau, Cwm Gwaun, Moylegrove, Pembroke, Stackpole and Castlemartin, Hundleton, Angle, Newport, Fishguard and Goodwick, Crymych, Eglwyswrw, Nevern.

How to apply

  1. Complete the short application form. This form can be completed in Welsh or English
  2. Send your completed application via email.
  3. Please put your organisation name in the subject field of your email and send it to support@pembrokeshirecoasttrust.wales.

The following guidelines may help you with your application. Make sure you complete all the boxes. The word count gives a maximum amount. You do not need to use the maximum.

Contact details
• Please provide the name of your organisation as stated in your governing document and bank
statement.
• Tell us what your group or business does.
• Please tick the type of organisation that you are.

Project details
• What is the name of the project and where will it be run? Please tell us the community or town council
area your project is located.
• When are you planning on starting the project? It cannot have already started; we are unable to pay
for items retrospectively.
• The project must be completed by 28 February 2023.
• What will you do with the grant funding? Please be explicit about how your project will benefit nature
and people.
• Have you done any research about the need? Who wants the project and how do you know this?
• Will it be run in a certain community, village or group of people that will benefit? For example, young
people, parents, carers?
• What difference will you make? How will people or the environment benefit? What difference will you see?
• How will you know you have done a good job? How will you know how many people will benefit? What will you do at the end of the project to see if it worked?

Budget
• How much money are you requesting? (Maximum £1,000)
• Provide a full breakdown of how you will spend the money. Give clear costings with exact figures.
• If the grant funding will not cover the complete costs to deliver the project, where will the remaining
funding come from?
• Funding can only be spent on capital items.

Declaration
Tick the boxes and sign the form to confirm that the details in the application form are correct. Only an
authorised person, e.g. a board or committee member may sign.

Decision Making Committee

There is one deadline a year. Each application will be assessed and scored and a decision will be made within 8 weeks of the application deadline.

Delivery

Applicants must complete their project by 28 February 2023.

Match funding is not necessary.

All projects funded will be required to complete an end of project report with photo evidence.

2021 Force for Nature Grant Recipients

Ten local projects with a positive environmental impact benefited from the first round of Force for Nature funding.

Our Force for Nature community groups have been awarded up to £500 to deliver projects benefiting the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

  1. Llanteg gardening club are creating a wildflower meadow areas and planting trees.  Benefiting pollinators and conservation actions in 3 community sites that are accessible to the public.
  2. Tirion’s Rainbow  is a community group in Llangwm who are improving their play area with sensory plants and tree planting, including wild flower planting and a bug hotel which will be accessible to the public.
  3. Ysgol Maenclochog are creating small meadow areas with wildflowers on the school site as well as on the public sports facility in the village. Including bird boxes, litter picking and educational equipment.
  4. Milford Haven (secondary) school pupils with additional learning needs are creating a butterfly garden; developing a wildflower meadow area, also bird boxes and bug hotel.
  5. Amroth Community Council are creating of a wildflower meadow and bug hotel in the village of Summerhill for community benefit as well as local schools to use.
  6. Support The Boardwalk are using their Force for Nature funds for clearing reed growth around the edges of the Slash Pond and boardwalk area. Cutting back willow growth from viewing platform. The Slash Pond is an accessible community pond in the village of Broad Haven that supports biodiversity and recreation.
  7. Ysgol Harri Tudur (Pembroke Secondary school ) Will be supporting pupils that require additional emotional health and wellbeing to develop an area on the school grounds.  Creating a sensory garden, benefiting pollinators including wildflower planting.
  8. Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi (primary & secondary school St Davids) will be purchasing littler picking equipment for use on the school grounds as well as in the community, on trips to beaches and other locations.  Also bird boxes and pollinator homes (ladybird tower & Bee Barn) will be positioned on the school site.
  9. Ysgol Wdig Goodwick are working with year 6 pupils to learning about pollinators, including planting and monitoring pollinators around the school grounds.
  10. St Mark’s VA School  (Haverfordwest)  will be propagating wildflower seeds to be used in the community as well as grow fruit to be shared with the community.

The map shows where the funding is being spent.

 

Map of supported projects

‘A Force for Nature Grant’ – where a lot of us doing a little can makes a big difference.