2009 Annual Funding Call recipients

The Orpington Apiary Club is giving the public a chance to try bee-keeping

OPAL has awarded 28 grants of between £500 and £2000 to support the work of amateur natural history societies across the country.

More than 100 societies applied to the OPAL Annual Funding Call in 2009, and from these 28 were selected. The grants scheme has been designed to help natural history societies and recording schemes flourish.

From funding the development of websites and promotional materials to engaging the public in bee-keeping, the projects that we have chosen to support are extremely varied. This diversity is a reflection of the broad range of exciting projects that amateur natural history societies are taking part in across the country.

Read about all the societies and projects we have funded on our grant recipients page.

The British Arachnological Society is developing a website where you can record your spider sightings

Interested in an OPAL grant for your society?

OPAL will be taking applications for the 2010 Grant Scheme soon. Keep an eye on our funding page, where we will announce further details.

Keen to join a local nature society?

Nature Societies Online is a service that helps you find a society in your area.