Dark-bellied Brent Goose

HOS is pleased to announce that it has resolved to use some of its financial reserves to support conservation projects. It is anticipated that approximately £8,000 will be made available each year for this purpose (subject to ongoing review). HOS would therefore like to invite individuals or organisations to apply for full or partial funding for projects that will research or conserve birds and/or their habitats in Hampshire.

How to Apply

The HOS Grants Application Form (or as pdf) can be downloaded, along with the accompanying HOS Grants Guidance Note. Please read these notes carefully before completing the form.

Forms should be returned to Keith Betton, interim Chair of the HOS Scientific Sub-Committee at, by August 31st of each year.

When to Apply

Applications for grants of £300 or less can be made at any time of year and will be considered at the next Scientific Sub-Committee Meeting, usually held in January, May and September each year.

Applications for amounts over £300 will be considered annually, at a special meeting of the Scientific Sub-Committee in October. These applications will need to be received by 31st August so that they can be evaluated by the Scientific Sub-Committee, allowing time to request further information or seek external advice as required. Although not a requirement, applicants (or a representative) are recommended to attend the meeting in October.