Grants Awarded

Tuesday 13th November 2012

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has awarded its final 2012/13 SDF grants to 4 local projects.

Wells and Mendip Museum has been offered a grant of £4000 towards costs of a permanent exhibition on cave exploration in the Mendip Hills and to celebrate the recent discovery of the biggest cavern in Britain at Cheddar.

Priddy Volunteers Pincross


Priddy Parish Council has been offered two grants one for the restoration of Priddy Pools (£665) as it has become overgrown and a further grant (£220) for the completion of works to an area of land linked to the village green known as Pincross enclosure.




The Mendip Society have been awarded a grant of £500 for the installation of deer fencing around two small- leaved lime trees on Sladers Leigh Reserve to protect the tree roots from being compacted by people walking over them and from browsing deer.

The SDF fund is now closed for 2012/13 as the total £37000 AONB SDF funding has all been allocated.

The first deadline for applications for 2013/14 SDF grants is 5th March 2013 for projects starting on or after 1st April 2013.

Further details are available on our Sustainable Development Fund page 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.