Community Grants to Transform the Trent Valley awarded

The Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) Landscape Partnership Scheme is pleased to announce the first successful applications to our Community Grants scheme funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Four organisations providing opportunities within the scheme area have between them been awarded a total of £5,750 in the first round of applications.

Our congratulations go to FISH 2013 who have been awarded £975 to support four angling taster days to promote the sport of fishing on the River Trent at Burton Upon Trent.

Staffordshire Care Rural Development CIC has been awarded £2000 to support wildlife and habitat conservation volunteering on the River Dove through their WELLIES project. WELLIES work with adults suffering from poor mental health. The grant will allow them to run sessions making bird and bat boxes and put them up on land along the River Dove, providing opportunities to learn practical conservation and woodworking skills.

Branston Friends have been awarded £775 for the creation of a walking leaflet and planting a mix of native and decorative flower bulbs in Branston.

Finally, Burton Swans have been awarded £2000 to support their Cygnet Project by funding an artist to visit local schools with a smaller cygnet version of their swans for pupils to decorate; bringing art and the heritage of Burton Upon Trent to life for local school children.

Nicola Lynes, Community Engagement Officer for TTTV said; “We are really pleased with the applications in this first round of funding through TTTV. These projects will make a big difference to the people and wildlife in the area, and we look forward to seeing the great work that they do as their projects progress over the coming months”

The window for applications to our second round of funding closes on 25th February 2020. Constituted groups can apply for up to £2000 from the TTTV scheme for projects which will take place inside the scheme area.

We are also seeking applications for volunteers to join the Community Grants Panel, who come together twice a year to review the applications.

For more information on the Community Grants and Panel, please contact Nicola Lynes, Community Engagement Officer by email at or call 078 3712 7165