Applications invited for River and Wetlands Community Days in the Thames Water region

This programme aims to provide practical events for local people to restore and enhance their rivers and wetlands, care for them in future years and build lasting relationships to achieve greater benefits from water environments. This is the second year of the project, building on 201415, where £50000 was distributed to twenty projects, contributing to a total project fund in excess of £250000 and involving hundreds of volunteers in thousands of hours of work on our rivers and wetlands.

The programme is coordinated by the Wild Trout Trust (WTT), Environment Agency (EA) and Angling Trust with funding from Thames Water,

We welcome applications from local, non-Governmental community groups working in the Thames Water catchment, including rivers and wildlife trusts, flood groups, countryside/​catchment partnerships, angling clubs and conservation volunteers.

Funds are limited and we will seek to extend reach through awards to a maximum of approximately £5000 per project.

Projects in 201516 will be considered in two tranches, for delivery in:

- autumn/​winter 2015, with an application deadline of 20 August 2015;

- spring/​summer 2016, with an application deadline of 29 February 2016.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.