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Hen Harrier ‘Rowan’ – Shot October 2016 – Image RSPB

As already mentioned, 3rd Eye Technology (3ET) has been set up by a member of the community. Peter Howe is sole director, has his own business and will not take a salary from 3ET, but will claim for general office expenses and travel involved with the project, also there are no staff. As such all receipts received will go directly towards the project less banking fees.

PROJECT CamTag® Stages 1 & 2 will only be possible with the help of funding from Grants, Crowdfunding, Public funding (local government match funding), and donations, this is where I ask you the community to get involved. I will need your help, or rather CamTag® will need your help, technology is expensive, so together we can make this happen.

This past year has been like no other, amongst other things, many are left feeling cautious and anxious by the effects of covid-19, we had long periods of not knowing when our lives will get back to our own definition of normal. With vaccines now being rolled out across the UK we have hope that by the middle of the year we will finally be getting on top of the situation. We all have to watch the pennies, and at times it seems there is always a campaign that is asking for financial support in one way or another, which probably is the case. A lot of campaigns are small start-up projects trying to do their bit for the chosen cause, PROJECT CamTag® is no different, a project started by a conservationist with a passion to try and help catch those responsible for the illegal killing of our (yours and mine) Birds of Prey.

PROJECT CamTag® is divided into two stages. Stage 1 is the Proof of Concept (POC) better known as a Feasibility Study (FS), this will take approx. 6 months to complete, with the aim to find out if what is trying to be achieved is actually feasible, the point of a FS! 3ET has been discussing the project with a UK University and a UK based microchip company. After going out to tender the cost for the POC has been established at £12,000.00. This figure is based on researching specifications that have been recognised as the main criteria for a CAMERA satellite tag. Included as part of the study will be a larger than life prototype for functionality testing purposes and for helping forecast the potential cost for Stage 2. If a positive outcome to the FS is realised then this will trigger Stage 2 to be started, which will consist of a second round of fundraising, to enable the development, manufacture, testing and trialling of CamTag®.

County Council match-funding is a good way of applying for an injection of public funds , PROJECT CamTag® ticks all the boxes that will enable an application to be submitted if the target of £12,000 is reached. If a successful match-funding application is realised, then an EU Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant of 40% could be realised, which would be a good start towards fundraising Stage 2. To comply with ERDF rules the concept would be built in the UK.

So taking the above into consideration, it’s with optimism I ask for your help. Please help by giving to our crowdfunding campaign with whatever you can afford, every amount given, big or small, will be greatly appreciated. The sooner we reach the target the sooner PROJECT CamTag® can start, and the sooner we could be helping the UK’s Raptors.

I am offering a FREE Limited Edition Pin Badge for the first 40 donations of £30 or more. To obtain your FREE badge you need to email me to obtain a Promotional 4-digit code and let me have your address* This code will then need to be submitted with your online JustGiving.com donation. When you make your donation enter the promotion code in the comment or reference box so we can see it when we receive your donation.
* Your personal data will not be used for any purpose other than to send you your free pin badge.

If you have donated £30+ and have claimed a free badge you can purchase up to 2 more badges for £3.99ea + P&P. Please follow the same procedure above or send us a cheque. All profits from sales will go towards the project.

*For
PROJECT CamTag®
to succeed we need
YOUR help*
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There are three simple ways to donate to 3rd Eye Technology :

1. Send a cheque* made payable to 3rd Eye Technology Ltd. to our registered office at:
13, The Courtyard
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 9NB

* We would like to thank-you! We can only do this if you attach your postal or email address.

2. By bank transfer to:
3rd Eye Technology Ltd.
Metro Bank
Sort code: 23-05-80
Account No. 38927922

or

3. By visiting our JustGiving.com page Please Donate HERE

Thank you so much for your donation. It means so much, and will help us reach our project start target.

Mark Avery

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