Grants awarded

From its inception in 2003 to April 2022, over £28,000 of small grants have been awarded by the Birds of Berkshire Conservation Fund:

2003/04   Friends of Lavell’s Lake: sluice to control water levels  £1146

2003/04   Pang Valley Project: fencing of meadow to protect ground-nesting birds  £600

2004/05   Moor Green Lakes Group: Barn Owl boxes  £600

2004/05   Birds of Berkshire Atlas Group: survey start up costs  £500

2005/18   Newbury Ringing Group: rings etc., three grants totalling £900

2006/09   John Lerpiniere: Barn Owl boxes  grants totalling £484

2008/9   Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre Be Wild project for woodland advisory work  £1000

2008/09   Pang Valley Conservation Project: reedbed creation at Hosehill Lake  £1000

2010/11  BBOWT (Greenham): telescope for monitoring ground-nesting birds  £395

2010/11  BOC: Nest boxes for Basildon Park  £145

2011/12  Woolley Firs Ringing project: rings and nets  £628

2011/12  Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare: nest boxes  £150

2013/14  Pang Valley Barn Owl Group: nest boxes  £300

2013/14  BOC: Tree Sparrow winter feeding project  £520

2015/16  Fobney Island Nature Reserve and Padworth Lane GPss signage  £250

2017/18 Padworth Lane GPs surveys, site design and conservation management plan £4,500

2018/19 Newbury District Ornithological Club for work at Lower Farm £323*

2018-20 BOC Swift box provision at sites across Berkshire (130 boxes) £1,004

2019/20 Peregrine nesting platform and nest camera at Newvbury £3000*

2019/20 Protection of Little Ringed Plover breeding site in West Berkshire £500.

2020/21 Protection of Little Ringed Plover breeding site in West Berkshire £500.

2021/22 Contribution to BBOWT towards a boat for use at Berkshire gravel pit reserves £500.

2021/22 Fobney Meadows access path improvement. £10,000 (awarded to BOC by the National Lottery Community Fund).

*Funds made available not so far used.