Society creating investment legacy

Spill Response Expo blog post 1

The British Land Reclamation Society is inviting applications for grants after launching a legacy initiative for investing its funds in appropriate projects.

With a distinguished history of promoting and disseminating best practice in the land reclamation field, BLRS is set to close its doors for the last time.

The society is looking for charitable organisations and legitimate not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants worth between £2,500 and £25,000 to help support short-term land reclamation projects - with the aim of leaving a legacy within the industry.

Projects deemed suitable for funding include groundwork engineering; geotechnics; environmental regeneration; sustainable urban reclamation; and can cover research, communication, data-sharing, education, and best practice dissemination. However, funding won’t be made available to support the delivery of land reclamation itself, nor for the acquisition of machinery, equipment or tools (with an individual value greater than £100).

The following four award criteria will be used to judge the projects: the knowledge, experience, expertise and capability offered in support of the proposal; an assessment of cost-effectiveness and value-for-money; the relevance of the proposal to BLRS interests; and the deliverable and outcomes proposed.

Applications forms should be submitted to by midnight on August 13.