Nature Recovery Award
The Nature Recovery Award is a fund available to support landowners and community groups wishing to implement practical schemes to expand and improve networks for wildlife across the Horsham District landscape. Applicants can apply for funding for projects of any size up to a maximum of £5000. We also offer site visits to help support and develop your project ideas.
All applications will be considered against:
- Contribution to the Horsham District Nature Recovery Network
- Wilder Horsham District habitat priorities and nature-based solutions
- Wilder Horsham District geographical priorities
- Value for money
- Informed design and management of the works
For some inspiration and to see what projects have already been successfully funded, please see our End of Year reports and our project blogs where you can read about some of the projects we have funded, including:
- Benlands Nature Reserve - improving woodland for wildlife
- 'Bomb Pond' at Great Barn Farm - restoring an old pond
- Friends of Glebe Field - a community initiative to restore a field for wildlife
A Tawny Owl captured moving into an owl nest box at Raylands Country Park, just one of a few wildlife-friendly initiatives funded at the site by the Nature Recovery Award.
How to Apply
If you wish to receive a site visit and in-person advice from project staff to help support your application and develop your project idea, please contact the project prior to your submission at [email protected] and we will happily arrange this for you. We strongly encourage a site visit, as this tends to lead to stronger proposals that are more likely to be funded.
Please complete the application form below and email it to [email protected]. Following submission, we will email confirming receipt of your application. If you require a physical copy of the application form, please contact the project so we can supply you with one. You may use the Guidelines Notes below for further support and information regarding your application.
Nature Recovery Award Application Guidance Notes
To fill out the form, download the file, and once it is open in Word, select 'enable editing'.
Funding Round Dates
The Nature Recovery Award is currently CLOSED for applications. The next funding round will open on Monday 1st January 2024 and close Thursday 29th Feb 2024.
Applications will be judged by a professional panel and funding will be awarded quarterly. All applicants will be contacted whether successful or not. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected].
A newly created large pond at Great Barn Farm using Nature Recovery Award funding, ready to settle into the landscape with the addition of vegetation. You can read more about this project in our blog here.