The Herefordshire Ornithological Club (HOC) established The Birds of Herefordshire Conservation Fund in January 2019 as it’s main means of distributing grants for bird conservation activities. It receives donations from Club members, raffle proceeds etc and is dedicated to bird conservation in Herefordshire. Prior to the establishment of the fund, the HOC has awarded two large grants recently to the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust:
Call for proposals
The Club is now inviting proposals from local organisations or individuals for grants to support bird conservation work in Herefordshire in general and for projects involving the preservation of threatened species or habitats in particular. The Club is particularly interested in supporting young ornithologists, and especially those embarking on a career in ornithological sciences. Post-16 students in full-time education, graduates and post-graduate students wishing to carry out studies within Herefordshire, or with a direct link to the County, who would benefit from funding to supplement their main grant and funding sources will be given priority. It is unlikely that grants to individuals will normally exceed £1,000. Proposals will be judged against the following criteria:
Proposals, stating the work to be done and the conservation benefits it will provide and addressing the above criteria, should be sent to the HOC Secretary email: email@example.com.
Download an BHCF Application Form.
The HOC Committee will judge applications.