More money for wildlife

Published: Monday, 18 April 2011

THE Waterways Trust has announce that people can now apply for money for wildlife habitats along the Thames with its grants scheme now open for applications.

The Waterways Trust, that is part of British Waterways, reveals  that grants are usually up to a maximum of £2,500 and are given to organisations, community groups or schools. The money to increase wildlife habitats is available for anywhere along the river from  Cricklade  (pictured) to Teddington.

No jurisdiction

British Waterways has no jurisdiction along the Thames, but the scheme is supported by the Environment Agency, with Angela Quayle, Thames Waterway Manager, stating:

"We are pleased to support the Thames Grants scheme. Lots of people who use the Thames value what it has to offer and want to put something back. This scheme provides valuable funding that can help smaller community groups and clubs make local improvements."