Apply for an SVEF grant
The Stour Valley Environment Fund (SVEF) was established as an endowed fund with Essex Community Foundation (reg. charity no. 1052061) in 2011 to support voluntary and community organisations working to enhance the environment and community in the Stour Valley area, in perpetuity.
What SVEF will support
The Fund will consider grant applications of up to £2,500 from voluntary and community organisations working to enhance the environment and community life in the Stour Valley area, on both Essex and Suffolk sides of the river Stour.
Please see our map of the Stour Valley area. Our Sustainable Development Fund gives preference to projects within the AONB so the Stour Valley Environment Fund gives preference to projects within the Project area as a whole and not necessarily to projects in the AONB itself.
When is the grant application deadline for the SVEF?
The SVEF panel meet twice a year; spring and autumn. The next panel meeting is in autumn 2013. Please ensure your complete grant application is with Essex Community Foundation by 9 September 2013.
Grants awarded by SVEF
- Bures Common Land received £2,500 to help provide a post and rail fence around the village green in Bures.
- Wormingford Community Education Centre received £2,500 to help provide healthy living and outdoor activities for the rural community of Wormingford.
- 2nd Witham Boys Brigade received £2,500 to complete a board walk pathway at Peter's Vale Twinstead.
To apply to the SVEF
Please visit www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk for the general grant application form and guidelines.
For further information or to discuss a grant request, please call the Essex Community Foundation’s grants team on 01245 356018 or you can email email@example.com.