The CAN Handbook is intended as a guide to
best practice in your CAN initiative. It is made up of 13 chapters
plus 6 annexes.
Each CAN initiative has its own requirements, so please speak to
your CAN Lead Officer if you cannot find the information you need
within the Handbook.
Below are definitions of words and phrases use in the
Communities and Nature is a strategic project under Environment
All activities under CAN, including CCW’s activities and those
delivered through procurement and joint sponsorship, are not
considered projects. They are initiatives and are referred to as
Throughout this document ‘delivery agent’ means an organisation
providing an initiative under CAN.
In the context of CAN ‘natural capital’ is understood as a stock
of natural heritage assets that, when utilized in an economy,
yields economic benefits. (Outside this context the term has a
wider meaning that encompasses the provision of the ecological
services that underpin life-support and make economic activity
This is the point at which payment of an invoice leaves your
bank account. You cannot claim for invoices until they have been
CCW CAN lead officer
Each initiative will be allocated a lead officer from within the
CCW CAN team. This should be your first point of contact when you
have any issues or queries regarding your initiative.