The Birds of Berkshire Conservation Fund is open for grant proposals that contribute to bird conservation in the county. The fund supports a wide range of conservation work, including site protection, nest-box schemes, monitoring work and habitat management. Applications for grants, which are normally in the range of a few hundred to a few thousand pounds, are assessed by the BOC Conservation subcommittee on their contribution to conservation, feasibility and value for money. See http://berksoc.org.uk/conservation/conservation-fund/ for details and application form. Applications received by the end of March will be reviewed by the end of April.