DGT has recently launched its new grants programme for conservation and education. Grants are available for individuals and for organisations.
For individuals the programme includes bursaries up to £750 towards the fees for accredited courses for those who demonstrate a commitment or ambition to work or study in the historic designed landscape. There are also grants up to £300 for continuing professional development for individuals already working or studying in the historic designed landscape.
Conservation grants up to £5000 may be available to eligible organizations towards projects which relate to the conservation and further understanding of the designed landscapes of Devon. Such projects might include physical restoration or conservation, specialist recording or survey work, the preparation of conservation management plans as well as the publication of research and the interpretation of historic designed landscapes that further public understanding and appreciation of Devon’s garden heritage.
The Trust also offers grants for educational projects. It will consider applications from organizations that provide learning and support for teachers in the development and delivery of outdoor curriculum to build horticultural skills, understanding and environmental awareness at primary, secondary or tertiary level. Grants are also available for the organization of a conference, short course or workshop that furthers the study and understanding of historic designed landscapes.
The new enhanced grants programme is the outcome of a review over the past two or three years to align the Trust’s grant-making with its strategic objectives. The Trust looks forward to its grant programme contributing further to the promotion, knowledge and understanding of the county’s designed landscape heritage and to the conservation of landscapes of historic importance.
To find out more about the grants available, eligibility criteria, application process and to read about some examples of recent grants awarded click HERE.