Tagged with: Funding £1m fund opened to protect outdoor recreational space 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SITA Trust opened the first funding round for its new £1 million grantmaking programme, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund. SITA Trust will be making grants of up to £25,000 to support volunteers and in some cases bring in contractors to physically improve a selected space.The programme is part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, a campaign to protect outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country as a permanent legacy of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, led by the Fields in Trust and HRH the Duke of Cambridge.Recreation spaces need first to be designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field. Then an application can be made to SITA Trust’s fund to help volunteers make improvements to the recreation area.Jools Granville of SITA Trust said: “We anticipate that our grants will support volunteers to improve site clearance, planting, fencing to make the field more healthy and sustainable or improvements to existing community buildings on the site such as refurbishing or creating better access”.SITA Trust has been providing funding through the Landfill Communities Fund since 1997, and has granted more than £80 million towards projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.The trust’s delivery partner for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund is environmental charity BTCV, which is available to offer support including planning and risk management, volunteer engagement and management, and training.The first deadline for applications is 25 July 2011 with other funding deadlines scheduled until late 2012.www.sitatrust.org.uk/qe2-fields AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 July 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.