BMC Crag Care Fund

The BMC has put £10,000 to support the care and maintenance of crags in England and Wales through the creation of a new Crag Care Fund.

Half of this initial funding will go towards essential works at BMC owned and managed crags, including Horseshoe Quarry, Craig y Longridge, Bwlch y Moch. The other £5000 will go towards area projects throughout England and Wales.

The aim is to fund improvement works and activities that directly benefit the crags and access and volunteer opportunities, with the emphasis being on practical work. 

The Access & Conservation Trust will fund policy related work, literature production and larger projects.

What will the Crag Care Fund support?

  • Materials and equipment for rock repair work
  • Materials and equipment to support ground erosion control work and footpaths around the crag
  • Equipment for woodland and vegetation management work
  • Expert advice and survey work e.g. tree surgeons, ecological or botanical assessments
  • Volunteer initiatives such as crag clean-up days or litter-picks
  • BMC Area / Club 'Adopt a Crag' initiatives

What is the criteria for funding?

  1. Money will be available to BMC members, Areas and affiliated clubs only.
     
  2. All applications must have the support of the relevant BMC Area. It is the responsibility to Area officials and Access Reps to decide whether applications require approval at an Area meeting prior to submission to the BMC office.
     
  3. Applications of £500 or less will be agreed between the applicant(s), the relevant Area official(s) and the BMC office; Martin Kocsis will be the office point of contact.
     
  4. Applications over £500 will be subject to agreement by the Chair of the BMC Access, Conservation & Environment Group (ACEG) and the CEO.
     
  5. All applications must be made in writing to BMC Volunteers Officer.
     
  6. There will be a presumption in favour of agreeing projects approved by Area's provided that they fall within the remit of the Crag Care Fund and are affordable. 
     
  7. The proposed purchase/hire of any equipment requiring specialist skills/training to operate will require more detailed consideration due to Health & Safety considerations.
     
  8. The Crag Care Fund will not support the cost of purchasing fixed equipment including bolts, pegs or lower-offs.  For this, see the BMC better bolts campaign.

Apply for a project

Have you got an idea for a project in the UK or Ireland? Let us know.

Download an application form and email it to access@thebmc.co.uk

What are the main differences between the Access and Conservation Trust (ACT) and the Crag Care Fund?

  • Scale; ACT will aim to support larger projects with greater financial contributions.
  • Geographical Coverage; ACT supports projects throughout the whole of the British Isles with a landscape and regional focus.
  • Objectives; ACT aims to support a broader range of projects than the Crag Care Fund. Projects will focus on the sustainable use and conservation of the outdoor environment. 
  •  Legal Status; ACT is a charitable Trust making gift donations etc much more straightforward and tax efficient.


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