Sustainable Development Fund
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) supports projects that bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
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.
The SDF has provided grants to organisations, businesses, community groups and individuals since 2005. All SDF funding for 2013 -2014 has been allocated. The SDF may not be available in 2014-2015 due to reduced funding. Further details will be posted in February 2014.
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.
SDF Grants Awarded 2013-2014 Final (PDF Dowload 40KB)
SDF grants awarded 2012-13 Final (PDF download 45KB)