Species Recovery Programme Capital Grant scheme

Natural England is launching a new capital grant scheme – the Species Recovery Programme Capital Grant Scheme (SRPCGS) which complements and builds upon the existing Species Recovery Programme.

The grant scheme will run over two financial years (23/24 and 24/25) and funding is entirely capital. All works, reporting and claims will need to be completed by March 2025.

To be eligible for capital grant funding, projects need to include the enhancement or creation of heritage assets (i.e. an area of land supporting wildlife habitats) which benefit species recovery; and/or conservation translocations of target species that enhance habitats to enable them to function effectively.

Who can apply?

Partnerships, individual organisations and business who are formally constituted; and who are readily able to deliver species recovery objectives. Those not registered may work in partnership with a lead organisation that is registered or formally constituted. The grant is not available for central government departments, their executive agencies; non-departmental public bodies or unregistered organisations. Government bodies may, however, contribute to projects if a third-party grant recipient leads the work and has formal ‘management control’ agreed. Private individuals cannot apply; however, an individual as a consultant could be a partner (or sub-contractor) in a bid led by an eligible body.

To learn more about this grant, please click here.

Deadline: The two-year grant scheme is opened for applications on 3 April 2023, and will remain open for a period of six weeks.

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