The Penycommon Trust, Penycommin, Talyllyn, Brecon, LD3 7SY, UK

Grant Applications

The core objectives of the Penycommin Trust for Wildlife Conservation is:

The conservation, preservation and protection of endangered or threatened species and the physical and natural environment for the public benefit by making grants.

Money is available to small groups and organisations which meet the criteria set out in the trusts objectives. Species conservation and problems with the condition or extent of the habitat that supports them are elements that must be considered in any application. Projects should take a holistic approach to species and habitat management.

We are particularly interested in projects that involve local communities as these help the longer term success of local wildlife.

There are 2 levels of Grant: Grants up to £2000, and Grants between £2000 and £10000.

£10000 is the maximum Grant that will be given to an organisation in any calendar year.

In the first instance, please send a brief resumé of your project and an outline of what you would use the fund for. You should send this to info@penycommintrust.org.uk. Should your approach meet our initial criteria, you will be sent a detailed application form.

For Small Grants (maximum of £2000):

The application form will require a description of the project, supported by the Applicant’s own evidence of the need for the project and supporting references from 2 other people or organisations with conservation experience in this particular field. The Trustees will require a written report on the completion of the project, which will include a financial record together with information on the outcome of the project. The applicant will be made aware that the Trustees or their appointed agent may visit the project to check on progress.

No more than one application for a small grant will be considered from any one organisation in any one calendar year, to prevent an organisation accumulating a large grant through a number of smaller grants.

For Grants between £2000 and £10000

The Application Form will require the Applicant to give a full description of the Project, and a financial breakdown of the various elements of the Project. The Applicant will be required to provide supporting evidence so that the Trustees can see both the immediate and wider benefits of the Project and so that they can also assess whether the project satisfies the objectives of the Trust and the “Express Charitable purposes of a Charity according to the laws of England and Wales”. References will be required. They will be visited at some stage of the project by a Trustee or their Agent (who will travel at their own expense) and will be expected to provide accommodation during the visit. The Funds may be paid in tranches. They will be required to provide a detailed record of how the Grant has been spent on completion of the Project, together with information on the outcome of the Project.