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Environmental grantmaking charity launched

Environmental grantmaking charity launched

Several smaller grantmaking organisations have been consolidated and relaunched as GrantScape, a new charity which has announced the first grants from its Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

The fund is intended to enrich biodiversity across England and Wales with £3.5 million allocated to invest in projects, with a minimum of £250,000 granted to each project. The grants are funded through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme, with the money coming from WRG Waste Services Ltd.

In its former guise as Shanks First and other grantmakers, Grantscape has been making grants since 1997, and has management and administered over £60 million in grants.

Thirty two applications were received from the Biodiversity Challenge Fund 2005, and nine were successful. The trust says that it is intended that funding will be made available to continue the Biodiversity Challenge Fund for years to come.

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.

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