OPAL has just launched a brand new small grants scheme for natural history societies and recording schemes in England.
The Natural History Museum will be distributing grants of between £500 and £2,000 to both local and national groups to help pay for equipment, events or promotion.
There are more than 1,000 groups in England that collect information about our wildlife, and run active programmes of talks, walks and fieldtrips to enjoy the outdoors while sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for nature with others.
We hope these grants will support such groups in continuing their current work, and make it easier for them to expand their activities or to try something new.
Applying for a grant is quick and simple. See the OPAL grants scheme page for more information and an application form.
OPAL can also help societies by providing support materials and offering reimbursement for taking part in OPAL events.
If you are interested in joining a nature or wildlife group, you can use the Natural History Museum's online directory to find one.