The TCV Chestnut Fund grant scheme has been designed to support grassroots community groups and initiatives wanting to deliver practical volunteering that improves the natural physical environment and better connections between people and green spaces.
The Chestnut Fund is part of TCV’s commitment to support Community Network members with the applications being considered and administered by TCV Chestnut Fund Committee.
Groups must be members of the TCV Community Network prior to applying for a TCV Chestnut Fund grant. Click here for more details on the TCV Community Network and how to apply.
The grants fall into two categories – ‘Start-up’ grants and ‘Support’ grants.
These are for groups who have little or no money when they are first set up and are available to groups in their first year of existence.
The grant will enable them to begin practical work and will cover administrative expenses, e.g. insurance fees, postage, publicity or hire of meeting rooms.
The maximum grant will be £200.
These are for groups who have little or no money for tools, equipment and training.
This grant is available to all groups, regardless of how long they have been constituted.
The maximum grant will be £500.
Groups within their first year can apply for both the start-up grant and the support grant. We are keen to support our members to make applications and our Community Network Coordinator is available to help you with any questions you may have.
You can fill the form in online by clicking here, or if you would like to see the application questions prior to completing you can download a PDF version which you can fill in digitally and return by email, simply click here. They are also available from our Community Network Coordinator on 07483 045705 or email@example.com.
Please ensure that you have read and fully understood the application criteria before you apply. The criteria can be viewed here.