The Chestnut Fund is part of TCV’s commitment to support Community Network members. The fund makes grants available to encourage and enable community groups to carry out conservation activities. The applications are considered and administered by TCV Chestnut Fund Committee.
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. postage, publicity, hire of meeting rooms, telephone bills and/or insurance fees.
The maximum grant will be £160.
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.
Groups within their first year can apply for both the start-up grant and the support grant.
The maximum grant will be £350.
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.
- The Chestnut Fund application form (includes the application criteria)
- Also available from our Community Network Coordinator on 01302 388 885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chestnut Fund committee meets every 6 weeks to discuss new applications.