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).
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 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 crime 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
The Clare Hammacott Trust Fund will not be used to support badger 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 fund