Are you part of a community group and want to improve your local environment?
The Don Network is offering five grants of up to £2000 for projects which benefit the river or surrounding environment. Deadline for applications 29th December 2017, for a decision in January 2018.
For guidance on eligibility criteria and how to apply.
DCRT have been using their Don Network Grant in the Rother sub-catchment to improve Neverfear dam and weir. A partial collapse of the weir meant that water no longer flows into the goit, putting the dam at risk of drying up. DCRT are redirecting water to the goit and planting the dam with aquatic species to improve it as a habitat.
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust used their Don Network Grant to match fund the Nature Counts: Otterly Amazing project. They purchased 10 wildlife trail cameras and security boxes for recording otters in the middle Don sub-catchment. See footage from one of the cameras below!