We have had a disappointing response to the 2020 call for applications for small grants. Not only was the number of applications only about half of the usual amount, but several applicants requested support for projects that were either not targeted on priority species or were simply extensions of academic research, with no clear community or conservation impact.
However, we’re pleased to provide funding support for one application – a Swift project and although it’s not the first Swift project we’ve supported, the evidence suggests that these projects are very successful in meeting the criteria that WOS sets. There’ll be more details about the successful project later.
At the same time, we have received no applications recently from young people for bursaries – we would encourage these, so please look at the relevant page on the website. There’s no deadline date for these – applications are welcome at any time.