The OPAL Grants Scheme was a simple and accessible funding programme open to natural history societies, recording schemes and similar groups. The scheme is no longer inviting applications.
More than £220,000 was distributed to groups across four themed funding rounds which took place between 2009 and 2012:
- 2009: Making it Easier
Helping groups to continue existing projects, expand their activities and try new things.
- 2010: Extending Your Reach
Funding public-facing projects that increased public awareness of the natural history group.
- 2011: Sharing Your Skills
Supporting projects that focused on the transfer of knowledge and skills.
- 2012: Looking for the Future
Funding projects to support groups' continued operation in the future, as well as expansion of their work.
How groups benefited from their grants
Read more about how successful applicants used and benefited from their grants in our interactive flipbooks, or download the reports below:
- 2009 Case Studies (PDF, 5.3MB)
- 2010 Case Studies (PDF, 5.2MB)
- 2011 Case Studies (PDF, 4.1MB)
- Grants Scheme Review (PDF, 1.3MB)
Get in touch
For questions about the OPAL Grants Scheme, contact firstname.lastname@example.org