Trap Loan Scheme

The MWRSP runs a free Trap Loan Scheme, to distribute squirrel trapping equipment to landowners within the mid Wales red squirrel focal area to help in the effort to halt the spread of grey squirrels.

We are working with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) to signpost people to the BASC Trap Loan Scheme which covers a wider area.  Take a look at a map of the MWRSP and BASC grey squirrel control areas to see which scheme you may be eligible for.

If you would like to get involved in our Trap Loan Scheme contact your Red Squirrel Project Officer.  Both landowners and householders that own or manage land within the focal area are eligible for this scheme.

Trapping packs for households are available containing all the information you need to know about risk assessment, control methods, legalities and completing a trapping diary. Support with animal dispatch may be available from designated volunteer Community Controllers.

Training is available and provided to anyone carrying out animal dispatch on behalf of this project.  Trained individuals can also opt to become Community Controllers for their local area.

Download the Standard Operating Procedures for the Trap Loan Scheme here.

Trap training - Becky & Nia Denman

Grey squirrel control training, Becky Hulme & Nia Denman