Who can apply? The grant is available to individuals, groups and partners for projects which support and develop the Essex Recorders partnership and promote reliable recording, verification, digitisation, validation and data mobilisation.
What can you apply for? Grants are awarded to projects that facilitate biological and geological recording in Essex. All data generated by projects must be provided for use by the partnership. Furthermore, it is expected that grants will have a significant impact on the success of the project. The level of grant awarded will be depend upon the size of the fund and the number of eligible applicants.
Examples of applications might include:
Application Process for 2018 If your project meets the criteria given, then complete and submit the Grant Application Form. If you have questions an email address is provided, but please submit these in good time. The deadline for applications for the next meeting is Tuesday, 24 January 2018. Applications after this date will not be considered until the following meeting. In the first instance applications will be considered to ensure that they meet the criteria outlined. Additional proof of eligibility and experience may be sought prior to final consideration.
A final decision on applications will be made at the next Essex Recorders partnership meeting and successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. Where the grant fund is over-subscribed priority will be given to those projects that most effectively meet the objectives of the fund. Unsuccessful applications may be resubmitted the following year.
Individuals, groups and organisations that are awarded grants will be required to provide a written report of the project when it has been completed or if the project continues for more than a year an annual report to the Recorders partnership outlining how their project is progressing and how it is contributing to recording in Essex. Reports may be used in the Essex Naturalist journal. The Essex Recorders partnership should be acknowledged in all publicity associated with the project and in any publications emanating from the project.
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