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Small Grants Scheme

Grants up to £1,000 are awarded for practical conservation, agri-environmental and educational projects that benefit the wildlife and environment in the Falkland Islands.

Examples of Projects

Habitat restoration/protection for native plants through planting, management or fencing;

Restoring eroded or disturbed ground using novel or tested methods;

Control of invasive animals to reduce impacts on wildlife;

Control of invasive plants where these are damaging native habitats;

Enhancing biosecurity measures at places of wildlife importance;

Wildlife surveys, especially for nature reserves or areas of wildlife importance such as Important Bird and Plant Areas;

Provision of tourism information including signs, leaflets and guidelines at wildlife sites;

Enhancement of wild places, nature reserves or places of biological diversity;

Environmental projects for youth and community groups e.g. creation of native plant gardens, tussac planting trips, awareness events.

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Applications are normally accepted in August every year.

Applicants should check their eligibility with Falklands Conservation. Work can only be carried out in the Falklands. Projects should be completed within one year of award. Projects should aim to contribute towards >50% of the total cost – this can be payment in kind such as labour, fuel, food, accommodation, and transport.

For application forms and further information, or to discuss your project suitability please phone: 22247 or email the FC Office on info@conservation.org.fk.

Examples of previous projects:

·        Post baiting checks of islands where rodent eradication had been attempted – Beaver Island LandCare.

·        Botanical survey of Mount Weddell (part of a designated Important Plant Area) at Weddell Island: Martin and Jane Beaton.

·        Creation of a Native Falklands Garden alongside the main entrance to the school: Falkland Islands Community School.

·        Fencing to protect an IBA site and associated native vegetation at Penguin Point, Dunbar Farm: Hugues Delignières.

·        Fencing materials to restore eroded ground with tussac and blue grass at Sand Point, Lorenzo Farm: Michael Clarke.

·        Visitor signage and information cards for the King Penguin colony at Volunteer Point: Derek Pettersson.

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  • Small Grants Scheme How to ApplyDownload
  • Small Grants Scheme Application FormDownload

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