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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Grants available from the New Forest Trust

The New Forest Trust would like to encourage non-profit groups to apply for the remaining grant money for 2011. Grants of between £250 and £1,000, which specifically promote the conservation, preservation of the New Forest, or provide education about this heritage site.

The Funds available from been raised through the New Forest Trust Visitor Gift Scheme which is supported by Balmer Lawn Hotel, The Bell Inn, Careys Manor, Chewton Glen, Limewood, Hotel Terravina, Master Builders and The Montagu Arms, guests staying at these hotels are asked to donate £1 to The New Forest Trust.

The projects which the Trust has supported in the past have ranged from: preventing animal accidents, improving the Beaulieu Road Pony Sale Yard, the Stallion Scheme, funding information about bats, providing funds for the Fine Crafted Wood Exhibition, a pond dipping site at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre and many more interesting projects.

Richard Manley, Chairman of the New Forest Trust said “We are delighted to launch to support projects in the New Forest, which conserve and provide education about the New Forest and we are extremely grateful to all the hotels who have joined our Visitors Gift Scheme, who are helping us to support the conservation and education in the area”, he added “ We would like to encourage groups from across the New Forest to apply for these funds to support existing projects or help develop new ones.”

Full details about the New Forest Trust Visitor Gift Scheme Small Grant Programme and how to apply for a grant can be found on the website

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