Grants Available

Mendip Hills AONB Sustainable Development Fund grants available

Funding is available to support projects that bring environmental, social, economic benefits to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Sustainable Development Fund grant scheme has this year awarded grants to Wells and Mendip Museum and Somerset Wildlife Trust for their Festival of Archaeology and Mendip Rocks programme of events and Mendip Hills Historic Environment Day 24th March 2012. Hawk and Owl Trust and Mendip Society and Avon Wildlife Trust have also received grants for wildlife projects.

The maximum grant available is £5000 and applications for grants of less than £2000 are encouraged.

The final deadline for applications is 20th January 2012. The Panel will meet on 30th January to consider the applications received. Applicants will need to demonstrate that match funding is secured and the project will be completed by the end of March 2012.

The Sustainable Development Fund will be available in 2012/13 if you have a project in mind for the new financial year.

Further details are available here together with application forms and guidance information.

If you would like to discuss a project with a view to obtaining a SDF grant, please contact Sarah Jackson  01761 462338.

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