Grant submission form

Please ensure your project meets the appropriate grant criteria prior to application. Application form is optimized for your laptop or desktop computer, mobile and tablets may work but are not advised. If the form is not working on your computer please check that all software and operating systems are up to date. Out of date devices and operating system can cause technical errors.

Badger Trust is a registered charity which promotes the conservation, welfare and protection of badgers, their setts and their habitats. It represents and supports local voluntary badger groups throughout Britain, provides expert advice on all badger issues and works closely with the RSPCA, the police and others.

The New Group Grant is awarded to locally based, not for profit, voluntary and charitable groups who are, or wish to be affiliated to Badger Trust and who are less than two years old.

The Claire Hammacott General Grant provides grants for the protection of badgers through practical work and education programmes.


The Badger Vaccination Grant provides grants for the protection of badgers through vaccination projects. Badger Trust awards grants to local groups and charities who work to protect badgers through a variety of means including badger vaccination projects and education.


The decision to recommend the award of a grant is made by the Appraisal Panel made up of three trustees; they will be looking for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

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Grant applications

Badger Trust encourages and supports projects and proposals with differing or complex needs especially from organisations applying for the first time. Badger Trust will evaluate every application individually, equally and fairly. Badger Trust will ensure that the money for which the trust is responsible is spent only on the items agreed when the grant is awarded

Grant conditions

  1. Your project must primarily benefit badgers

  2. The maximum value of awards varies and is dependent upon the nature of your project and the annual income of your organisation – see table 2

  3. You will need a bank or building society account with at least two unrelated signatories

  4. You will need a set of rules or constitution. Established groups will also need an agreed management structure. We can provide new groups with advice on these points.

  5. Your application is more likely to be successful if you can show evidence of matched funding for at least 50% of the total project value. This can be from other funding sources or can be calculated using the rate of £10 per hour for the hours worked by your volunteers on the project

  6. Badger Trust will prioritise funding for organisations that have reserves or realisable assets valued at less than twelve months of their operating costs

  7. You will have twelve months in which to spend the funds from the date the grant is awarded. If it has not been spent you must return the funds to the Badger Trust.

  8. Badger Trust does not fund:

    • Salaries, building maintenance or the general upkeep of property and its environs

    • Professional fees (e.g. accountancy, auditing, legal). The merits of applications that include other charges will be considered but they are unlikely to receive funding unless they can be shown to be essential for the delivery of the project

    • Activities deemed to be primarily political in nature

    • Organisations in receipt of direct funding from statutory authorities

    • Retrospective applications

  9. Badger Trust will not normally consider funding:

    • More than one ‘New Group’ award

    • More than one grant in any calendar year, unless applicants can show they could not have reasonably foreseen the need for the additional application

    • Grants in consecutive years

    • For rental, insurance or office expenditure


Submitting your application

​Closing dates for applications in 2021 are as follows:

5th April; 5th July; 27th September; 8th November


The Appraisal Panel meets quarterly to consider applications and make recommendations at the subsequent meeting of Trustees. Only fully completed applications with detailed list of costs will be considered by the appraisal panel; incomplete applications may be deferred for further information.

The decision may be:

  • An approval for funding

  • A conditional approval based on the satisfactory receipt of further information

  • A request for further information

  • A request for a meeting to discuss your application

  • A request for more time to consider your application

  • A refusal with an explanation why your application was unsuccessful

It may not always be possible to fund all projects that meet the criteria. If the sum of money requested in any one round of applications exceeds the funds available, then the Appraisal Panel shall award grants only to those projects it regards as best meeting or exceeding the aims listed above.


Grant monitoring

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete a Grant Monitoring Form twelve months after being awarded the funds. We would also request that you use social media to promote your project and Badger Trust, and write a short blog for the Badger Trust website.


Equal opportunities

Badger Trust gives equal consideration to all applicants regardless of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, or level of ability. Provided applications meets the required criteria and priorities, funding will only be provided to organisations that share these equal opportunity aims.


Applications must be submitted by this online form unless prior permission given to submit alternative method.

Table 2:

Monies not spent by groups within twelve months of receiving a grant must be refunded to the Badger Trust

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Grant Submissions Form

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Please tell use about your project in the space below.

Clare Hammacott Grant applications might find it helpful to answer the following questions:

  • Why is your project needed?

  • Please describe your project

  • What are the projects objectives and how do you intend to achieve them?

  • What do you expect your project to achieve?

  • Please also describe how your project will meet one or more of the objectives of the Badger Trust

Vaccination Grant applications must answer the following questions:

  • Provide clear and detailed plans of where you wish to vaccinate and your rationale

  • Please detail your resources to undertake the project, including volunteers and farms signed up

For Badger Vaccination Grant applications only. Other applicants please skip to the next section below.

Declaration of Applicants

I declare that the information provided on this form is to the best of our knowledge correct.

I declare that I am acting on behalf of my organisation with their knowledge.

If our project is accepted, we will provide the Badger Trust:

  • with a report within six months of completing the project

  • complete a Grant Monitoring Form twelve months after being awarded the grant funds

  • use social media to promote your project and the Badger Trust and/or write a short blog for the Badger Trust website.

If the Badger Trust agrees to an award, we certify that the money will be used exclusively for the purposes described in this application

All done! Thank you.