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 can apply for up to £500 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
  • Education on any of the above.

Examples of the sort of project the fund could support include: wildflower meadow creation on small areas of common/public land. Equipment for a school, such as magnified glasses, bird house kits, tree saplings for a community orchard, and litter picking or beach clean equipment – as well as actions in line with our current campaigns.

 

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit organisations in Pembrokeshire who have a bank account in the name of the group, including charities, constituted voluntary groups, community councils, schools and sports clubs and associations. Businesses and individuals are not eligible to apply.

 

How to apply

  1. Please read the guidelines which will help you with your application.
  2. Download and complete the short application form. The form is available and can be completed in Welsh or English.
  3. Send your completed application via email by the deadline. There is one deadline each year (next deadline: midnight on Sunday 16 May 2021).
  4. Please put your organisation name in the subject field of your email and send it to support@pembrokeshirecoasttrust.wales.

 

Decision Making

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 will have 12 months to complete their project. 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.

Currently closed to applications

2021 funding has now been allocated. Please check this page for future deadlines.