Fund title: Sustainable Development Fund: Devon AONBs

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for local initiatives and projects which benefit and enhance Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in Devon

Application deadline:

see individual closing dates for each scheme

Fund description:

There are 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 projects that benefit the environment, communities and businesses in the Blackdown Hills AONB and promote understanding and enjoyment of the area. Public, private, voluntary and community groups; individuals and businesses can also apply if they can demonstrate that their project has a clear benefit for the wider community.

Apply by 30 September 2018

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 2019

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 2018/19 are health & wellbeing and historic environment & local heritage.

Projects must be completed by 31 January 2019

Tamar Valley AONB – The Sustainable Development Fund is open for small grants to support projects that help to conserve and enhance the Tamar Valley AONB. This year there is £5,000 in total available for grant requests of between £500-£1,000 for projects that will benefit the area. Public, private, voluntary sector, individuals, businesses or community groups can apply.

Apply by 29 June 2018

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