Funded Projects

Conservation of habitats and species

Dragonfly © Cotswolds Rivers Trust

Butterfly Conservation, Gloucestershire – £1,750 towards habitat work to benefit the Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly in the Bathurst Estate, Cirencester. Due to complete in early 2021.

Wild Woodland Celebrations, Avening – £1,125 towards a charcoal ring to facilitate woodland management. Complete November 2019. View Cotswold Life article.

Batsford Foundation, Moreton in Marsh – £515 grant towards the creation of a ½ acre wild flower meadow by reducing soil fertility and re-seeding. Complete October 2019.

Minchinhampton Commoners, Stroud – £1,584.21 grant towards new and replacement troughs to facilitate grazing across a wider area of the common. Complete May 2019.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – £1,250 grant towards the installation of nest boxes in the Windrush Valley, as part of the Barn Owl Recovery Project. Complete March 2018.

North Cotswolds Deer Management Group – £1,481 grant towards eight trail cameras to collect data on deer populations. Complete October 2016 but cameras still in use now!

Bristol Avon Rivers Trust – £1,000 towards woodland coppicing work, path clearance and access to a historic well, in Sherston, Wiltshire. Complete January 2016.

Cotswolds Rivers Trust – £500 towards river restoration work on the Upper Coln near Winson. Complete December 2013.

World Land Trust – £500 towards coppicing, woodland management and interpretation panels      at Kites Hill nature reserve near Painswick Beacon. Complete December 2013.

Heritage and landscape

Restored riverbank wall © Bourton Parish Council

Design for Lighting – £1,575 grant towards the surveying of obtrusive light sources across the Cotswolds and provide a report outlining solutions. Work ongoing.

Avon Wildlife Trust – £1,115 grant towards the establishment of a 30 tree mixed fruit orchard, tree guards and training in St. Catherine’s Valley, north of Bath. Complete May 2019.

Gloucs Warwickshire Railways Trust – £2,500 grant towards the construction of single platform railway halt at Hailes Abbey, near Toddington. Complete June 2017.

Bourton on the Water Parish Council – £1,352 grant towards urgent repairs to the riverbank wall, where the river Windrush flows through the centre of Bourton on the Water. Complete February 2017.

Nailsworth Town Council – £200 grant towards the repair of the spring head at Glendower; home of poet WH Davies in Watledge, Nailsworth. Complete December 2016.

Improving access

Building Gate © Ilmington Parish Council

Sustainable Woodstock, Oxfordshire – £1,069 grant towards access improvements and the management of a community orchard and woodland. Work ongoing.

Quenington Parish Council – £500 grant towards the production of an attractive leaflet with a map of three circular walks starting and finishing in the village of Quenington. Complete July 2019. View Quenington Walks Leaflet.

Batheaston Parish Council – £1,084 grant towards a detailed riverbank / footpath survey with recommendations for future maintenance. Complete January 2019.

Ilmington Parish Council – £770 grant towards the restoration of the Coronation Gate, commissioned in 1953 in honour of the Queen’s Coronation, and renewal of access notice board content. Complete May 2017.

Nailsworth Town Council – £730 grant towards replacement steps at Bunting Hill to enable residents and walkers to access the footpath and woodland. Complete December 2016.

Winchcombe Town Council – £500 grant towards the completion of a missing section of hard surface footpath on the Winchcombe Way. Complete June 2014.

Education and interpretation

Selsley information board © John Graham

Limpley Stoke Parish Council – £1,200 grant towards information boards showing the history of the village and a habitat and species map. Project near completion.

Kings Stanley Parish Council – £650 grant towards two interpretation panels set in one tonne stone blocks on Selsley Common SSSI. Complete May 2020. View information board design.

Ascott Martyrs – £950 grant towards memorial plaques under the Martyrs Tree on the village green at Ascott under Wychwood commemorating the Ascott Martyrs. Complete October 2019.

Tormarton Village Pond Committee – £783 grant towards an interpretation board with a map and illustrations of the species that live in and around the pond. Complete August 2019.

Durham University – £820 grant towards a PDF walking guide and an interactive digital guide on the Iron Age settlement at Bagendon, and the wider Cotswold landscape. Complete May 2017. View Bagendon walking guide.