BCRA > UKCCEF
The United Kingdom Cave Conservation Emergency Fund (UKCCEF) is a
charitable fund administered by the British Cave
Research Association (BCRA). This is the official UKCCEF web site
accessible via bcra.org.uk/ukccef or
The objectives of the Fund are to support projects that further the
conservation of caves and cave features as set out below. Reference to a cave
or cave feature is intended to include historic mines, caves and other places
of speleological interest within the United Kingdom.
- To assist in the publication of material intended to
promote the conservation of caves and features therein or the conservation of a
specific site or group of caves
- To assist with the physical protection of features within a
specific cave or group of caves
- To assist in works designed to maintain access to a cave or
part of a cave, but not solely to assist exploration
- To assist in the purchase of land or property where such
acquisition is intended to ensure the protection of, or maintenance of access
to, a cave or caves.
Projects are normally required to be of an emergency nature and ones for
which no other support is available. Funding for suitable projects is usually
offered in the form of a loan, but grants are sometimes available. Further
advice can be obtained from a member of the committee.
Donations to the Fund are always welcome. Please contact
Jenny Potts if you wish to make a donation.
A committee of four regional representatives and a member of BCRA Council
administers the Fund. The regional representatives are appointed by BCRA
Council for a five year term from individuals nominated by the regional
To discuss a project or to make an application for help please
contact a committee member, preferably your regional
representative. Committee members will try to respond quickly and in any case
within five days, but please do try another committee member if your enquiry is
not answered quickly (in case of illness / holidays etc).