Fund title: Devon AONBs and National Parks: grant schemes

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for local initiatives and projects which benefit and enhance Devon AONBs and National Parks

Application deadline:

see individual closing dates for each scheme

Fund description:

There are two National Parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) either wholly or partly within Devon. Most of these offer grant schemes to support projects that bring social, environmental and/or economic benefits to their area, depending on the availability of funding. The following schemes are currently open:

Blackdown Hills AONB – grants of up to £2,000 for individuals, community groups, schools and businesses that are working towards a more sustainable way of living in the Blackdown Hills. Projects need to show that they have an environmental, social, or economic benefit, and ideally a combination of all three.

Apply by 30 September 2017

East Devon AONB – grants of up to £4,000 for individuals, groups or businesses with ideas for projects that will benefit the East Devon AONB, its users and surrounding area.

Apply at any time but projects must be financially complete by 1 March 2018

North Devon Coast AONB – grants of between £100 and £5,000 to support communities, agencies and businesses with projects to benefit the local area. The priority themes for 2017/18 are health & wellbeing and historic environment & local heritage.

Projects must be completed by 31 January 2018

Tamar Valley AONB – grants up to £5,000 for sustainable projects that bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the Tamar Valley AONB. Public, private, voluntary sector, individuals, businesses or community groups can apply.

Apply by 30 June 2017

Exmoor National Park Authority – small grants are available on a rolling basis through the ENPA’s Partnership Fund. There are some changes anticipated for the ENP grant schemes – people with project ideas should therefore contact the National Park Authority to explore how they may be able to assist.

The remaining areas (South Devon AONB and Dartmoor National Park Authority) are not currently offering a grant scheme but details will be reported here when new funding opportunities are announced.

There are separate criteria and priorities for each scheme so it is important to refer to the relevant guidance for the area in question. Refer to the links above for more information.

Further information:

refer to the links above