Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund (United Kingdom): Apply Now
The Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is seeking applications for its Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund that protects and enhances the species and habitats on its sites and across the region. The Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund will only support projects to control giant hogweed where professional specialists are used.
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As part of this commitment, the company has set up the Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund to make grants to fund projects which prevent the introduction and/or spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) where such projects will prevent the deterioration of a waterbody or reduce the threat to the conservation objectives of wetlands designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation or Special Protection Area.
Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. The company employs over 4,000 people and supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million domestic and business customers in the East of England and Hartlepool.
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Applications up to £10,000 will be considered.
The Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund will consider grants for projects of up to 24 months.
The fund will cover:
The costs of the direct control or eradication of INNS, e.g. equipment hire to access and remove INNS
Equipment, such as gloves and rakes
Biosecurity measures, such as wash down points and signs
Costs of applying for consents etc.
Interim and Post-intervention surveys to demonstrate success
Applications are invited from constituted non-for-profit groups with an associated bank account into which funds can be transferred. Local Authorities may also apply.
Anglian Water Invasive Species Fund will fund work to controls or eradicate INNS that impact aquatic and wetland environments. These projects must fall within the following named management catchments and the Anglian Water or Hartlepool regions.
Cam and Ely Ouse
Louth Grimsby and Ancholme
Lower Trent and Erewash
Old Bedford and Middle Level
Upper and Bedford Ouse
Idle and Thorn
For more information, visit http://cambscf.org.uk/anglian-water-invasive-species-fund.html