From: The Badger Trust

Clare Hammacott Trust Fund

Clare Hammacott left a substantial legacy to the Badger Trust following her sad death from cancer in December 2016.

In memory of Clare and in line with her belief that badger groups and volunteers are the lifeblood of badger protection, the Badger Trust will set up a Trust Fund to use some of her legacy for awarding grants to Badger Groups ( full member and associate members).

Grant Fund

The Badger Trust will put £10,000 into the Trust Fund for 2018 and review this at the end of the year.

The Trust Fund  will give out grants of between up to £1000 towards a wide range of projects aimed at promoting badger awareness and protection including the following:

  • Cages for badger rescue and rehabilitation activities.
  • Badger awareness and wildlife cime training courses.
  • Equipment to support badger protection patrols in the cull zones
  • Stand and exhibition equipment for fundraising
  • Start up funds to establish new badger groups
  • Promotional materials for badger groups
  • Educational equipment (laptop, projector, PA system)
  • Funds to host new member networking events
  • Badger awareness signs

Badger vaccination

The Clare Hammacott Trust Fund will not be used to support vaccination projects. These projects will be covered under a separate £10,000 badger vaccination fund, which the Badger Trust will also launch in 2018.

Grant Awarding process

Groups will need to complete a Badger Trust grant application form to seek funding under the Trust Fund. Download the application form here.

The form will request details of the aims and objectives of the activity to be funded, the amount required (costed) and how the activity will be carried out.

We will, also, ask how the group intends to promote the activity or project and we will work with you to promote awareness of your group and your project. We would ask that you will also help us to promote the grant.

All grant applications will be considered on an open and transparent basis  by a panel which will include the CEO, Chair and at least two other Trustees.

Should a grant be awarded, Groups will be expected to provide evidence of purchase of any items, equipment or servicesand a brief report within 6 months of the end of the activity by project.

Time frame for applications

The Trust Fund will be open from 1st March 2018 until the end of December 2018. Should the funds be exhausted before the end of the year, applications will have to be submitted for 2019 when a further £10,000 will be placed in the fund. For more information or an application form please email staff@badgertrust.org