A small grants scheme is launched for projects that improve the voluntary recording of species in Berkshire and Oxfordshire
TOE2 and TVERC Recorders’ Grant Scheme
TOE2 is delighted to announce a small grant scheme in partnership with TVERC (the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre).
We invite applications from projects that improve the quality, quantity and/or coverage of voluntary species recording in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Applications may be standalone grants to support better recording or they may be linked to a larger biodiversity application to TOE2 which includes an element of species recording.
Most grants from TVERC are up to £500 but applications up to £2,000 can be considered, depending on the nature of the project and the level of funds available.
The funding can be used to support the following:
Digitising paper records - priority given to recent data & under-represented taxa
Money towards running training courses or promotional activities to recruit new recorders and improve the quality of voluntary recording.
Training for individuals (volunteers, not professionals)
Publication of atlases and checklists
Cost of setting up or running a recording group
Purchase of equipment for field survey work, including ID guides, for use by the group (PLEASE CHECK FIRST WHETHER TVERC HAVE SUITABLE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR FREE LOAN http://www.tverc.org/cms/content/borrow-tverc-surveying-equipment)
Purchase of data management tools, including upgrading and new hard/software to be used solely for the purposes of recording
Provision of travel expenses for voluntary recorders (45p/mile or cost of public transport up to a maximum of £20 per day) to deliver any of the above.