Sustainable Development Fund
SDF grants awarded 2013-14 (PDF Download 25KB)
SDF grants awarded 2012-13 Final MARCH 2013 (PDF download 45KB) The SDF is now closed for 2012-2013.
The Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that bring environmental, social, economic benefits to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The SDF provides grants to organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals who wish to explore and develop practical projects that enhance, conserve and develop the environment, economy and way of life.
The Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It aims to develop and test new methods of achieving a more sustainable way of life in this area of beauty and diversity.
Achieving sustainable development requires working towards four goals at the same time:
Social progress which meets the needs of everyone
Effective protection of the environment
Ensuring a diverse and prosperous rural economy
Careful use of natural resources
Individual projects can place particular emphasis on any one of the four goals. Ideally, they should seek to make progress on all of them, but demonstrate no negative impact on any.
If you would like to discuss a project with a view to obtaining a SDF grant, please contact Sarah Jackson 01761 462338.
2013 – 2014 Application Deadlines and Grant Panel Meeting Dates (PDF download 22KB)
Completed Application Forms must be emailed to us. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.