TCV’s community programmes help people take an active role in the creation of local outdoor spaces that reflect their community’s unique needs.
Their precious green spaces might be used as somewhere to grow food, as an outdoor classroom, as a haven for wildlife or simply somewhere to meet friends.
Join in with TCV’s local conservation projects or the network of community groups supported by TCV developing these spaces at the heart of communities.
On my first ever day with TCV, I realised that I had stumbled across a group that was going to provide me with an ongoing and amazing experience each and every week.
Eve, TCV Volunteer
To ensure that more and more groups can get up and running successfully, the Chestnut Fund can provide all-important launch funding for those who need it. The fund is an independent charity whose grants are administered by The Conservation Volunteers.
There are two types of grants that you can apply for:
Aimed at community groups who often have no money when they’re first established. You can apply for a start-up grant – up to £150 – any time during your first year of existence.
Up to £350 is available to new and established groups who are in need of third-party funding for tools, equipment and training.
I volunteer with TCV because it just seemed such a brilliant idea: get fit; be sociable; do good for the countryside; learn new skills; have fun - all in one.
Jennifer, TCV volunteer