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2 minute beach clean

2 minute beach clean

2 minute beach clean

We funded 2 minute beach clean to develop a website showing pictures from Twitter and Instagram of marine litter collected as part of the 2 minute beach clean project.

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Baie Ny Carrickey Crustacean Fisheries Management Association

Baie Ny Carrickey Crustacean Fisheries Management Association

Baie Ny Carrickey Crustacean Fisheries Management Association (BNCCFMA)

The project will tag 2000 lobsters within the Baie Ny Carrickey closed area on the south coast of the Isle of Man.   

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Beachwatch Bute

Beachwatch Bute

Beachwatch Bute

We are funding storage benches containing litter picking equipment in key areas affected by marine litter to make it easy for the public to take part in beach cleaning.

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Blue Ocean Planet

Blue Ocean Planet

Blue Ocean Planet

Our funding enabled 150 pupils across 5 schools to take part in free marine education sessions at the local coastline.

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British Divers Marine Life Rescue

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

The Sea-Changers grant funded the purchase of a freestanding display with case and accessories for BDMLR medics to use when attending public events.

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Buglife

Buglife

This national project aims to encourage beach-goers to submit their sightings of common marine mollusc species to provide desperately needed data on these under-recorded animals.

 

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Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU)

Sea-Changers has contributed to the funding of Minke whale research in the Moray Firth in Scotland.

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Community of Arran Seabed Trust

Community of Arran Seabed Trust

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Community Seagrass Initiative

Community Seagrass Initiative

Community Seagrass Initiative

The Sea-Changers grant will help to continue to assess and monitor the current state of the seagrass in the Fleet Lagoon in Dorset as well as researching potential causes for its decline.

 

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Cornwall Seal Group (Research Trust)

Cornwall Seal Group (Research Trust)

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust

Sea-Changers are funding one of CSGRT’s twelve annual boat surveys of marine mega fauna, human activity levels and lost fishing gear along a section of the Cornish coast.

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Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

 Cornwall Wildlife Trust

In Summer 2017, with the help of Sea-Changers funding, CWT will be organising two weekends of Seasearch diving in which trained divers will survey vital sites within Cornwall’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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Craignish Community Project

Craignish Community Project

Craignish Community Project

Funding was used to build a mink proof raft and site it off Eiln Inshaig in Loch Craignish with the aim of encouraging common terns to return to the area to nest.

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Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust

We've funded DWT to work with Wembury Primary School providing them with free activity days from mini beast exploration, a beach clean, beach craft, beachcombing, scavenger hunts and a guided snorkel safari.

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Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Sea-Changers funding contributed to DWT's "North Sea Explorers" education programme that aims to increase children's knowledge about the marine environment and has initially been delivered to primary school children from deprived areas of the North East.

 

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East Grampian Coastal Partnership

East Grampian Coastal Partnership

 

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Exe Estuary Management Partnership

Exe Estuary Management Partnership

Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP)

Sea-Changers funding is supporting EEMP to set-up the 'Friends of the Exe Estuary' group which aims to enable volunteers from local communities to be more involved with this special area of Devon.

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Fathoms Free

Fathoms Free

Fathoms Free

Sea-Changers is funding the purchase of boat safety gear to support Fathoms Free in the removal of hard to reach marine debris - especially lost fishing gear.

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Fin Fighters

Fin Fighters

Fin Fighters

We have funded the development of groups in Bristol and Sheffield who are running local 'Fin free by 2023' campaigns.

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT)

Sea-Changers support enabled HIWWT to run an additional dive survey day with local experts to help inform the process of designating Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the Isle of Wight.

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Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area

Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area

Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area

Funding from Sea Changers will help pay for three new buoys and signs to protect an eel grass bed from anchoring boats as well as updating related publicity materials and the website.

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Hydro Motion Media

Hydro Motion Media

Hydro Motion Media

Our funding will contribute to the cost of making a documentary on "The marine life of Newquay and the Gannel MCZ" which will be used to raise awareness of this marine environment and aid its conservation.

 

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Invicta Grammar School

Invicta Grammar School

Invicta Grammar School

Our funding will contribute to a school research project into sessile and colonial invertebrates that attach to settlement tiles immersed along the fresh water and brackish water stretches of the River Medway and out into the sea water of the Thames Estuary north of Whitstable, Kent.

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Litter Free Coast and Sea

Litter Free Coast and Sea

Litter Free Coast and Sea

Sea-Changers is funding two new beach cleaning stations at West Bay and Lyme Regis.

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Littlehampton West Beach Cleaning Group (LWBCG)

Littlehampton West Beach Cleaning Group (LWBCG)

Littlehampton West Beach Cleaning Group (LWBCG)

The grant provided will enable the group, based in West Sussex, to purchase vital beach cleaning equipment including first aid kits, bag hoops, more little pickers and high visibility safety jackets.  

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Liverpool Bay Marine Life Trust

Liverpool Bay Marine Life Trust

Liverpool Bay Marine Trust

The Sea Changers grant was used to finance a baseline survey to assess cetacean abundance and distribution in Liverpool Bay.

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Liverpool World Oceans Day

Liverpool World Oceans Day

Liverpool World Oceans Day

The Liverpool World Oceans Day event brought together a wide variety of local, regional, national and international organisations to raise awareness of major issues and conservation challenges facing the oceans and to educate the public on everything marine.

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Manx Wildlife Trust

Manx Wildlife Trust

Manx Wildlife Trust

The grant received from Sea-Changers was used to produce an identification guide to help people recognise invasive, non-native marine species.

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Marine Conservation Research (MCR)

Marine Conservation Research (MCR)

Marine Conservation Research

MCR were funded to conduct the first ever systematic survey documenting harbour porpoise presence and distribution in the Greater Thames Estuary.

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Marine Life

Marine Life

MARINElife

Sea-Changers' funding was used to buy equipment for the Lyme Bay Acoustic Project - a research project looking at the distribution of dolphin species occurring in the bay.

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National Lobster Hatchery

National Lobster Hatchery

National Lobster Hatchery

Grants provided by Sea-Changers in 2012 and 2013 have helped fund vital components required to ensure healthy larval and juvenile rearing - a crucial part of NLH lobster re-stocking project.  In 2014, we helped to fund a print run of ‘Claude gets his Claws’, a children’s book that is proving to be a useful educational resource.

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Newquay Marine Group

Newquay Marine Group

Newquay Marine Group (NMG)

NMG have received three grants from Sea-Changers. The first, in 2013, enabled NMG to properly establish and consolidate their local volunteer marine conservation group. In 2014, our funding enabled the group to engage the local community with marine issues through a programme of free public events and in 2015, we funded NMG to develop and deliver a pilot project to work within public outreach and business to business relationships.

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Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust used Sea-Changers' funding to help deliver ‘Coastal Capers’ a free of charge, fun day at Cley, on the North Norfolk Coast.

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Sea-Changers' funding is going towards the beach cleaning kit needed by NWT's new water wardens.

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Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

In a joint project with Manx Wildlife Trust, PMNH surveyed sites in the Isle of Man Marine Protected Areas to assess their condition.

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Project Seagrass

Project Seagrass

Project Seagrass

With the help of our funding, Project Seagrasss ran a seagrass survey and education workshop in North Wales, with local community members and Swansea University Marine Biology Society.

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Rhu and Shandon Community Council

Rhu and Shandon Community Council

Rhu and Shandon Community Council

The funding will be spent on banners publicising upcoming beach cleaning events and the hardware needed to physically clean local beaches on the Gareloch, Firth of Clyde.

RSPB

RSPB

We funded two RSPB projects in 2013.  In Wester Ross and Sutherland, NW Scotland, the RSPB delivered two days of informative, fun activities for children.  In Ayrshire, we contributed to the funding of a clean-up of Bogside estuary SSSI and the running of two educational wildlife workshops.  In 2016, we funded the Little Tern project at Chesil Beach - specifically the erection of an exclusion fence that preventing fox access to breeding areas of the beach.

 

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Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

We contributed to the funding of 'One born every minute' a programme of activities for centre visitors raising awareness of the grey seals on the Isle of Mull and island of Craigleith based around the birth, weaning and independence of the seal pups.

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Seadream Education

Seadream Education

Seadream Education

Sea-Changers is helping to fund Seadream to set up an inter school marine awareness campaign in the Southwest with a focus on plastics in the ocean.

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Sidmouth in Bloom

Sidmouth in Bloom

Sidmouth in Bloom

Our funding went towards development of 'Oceanscene' - a beach garden populated with endemic plant species.

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