Sustainable Development Fund

The Sustainable Development Fund was created for AONBs to encourage individuals, community groups and businesses to work together to develop practical and sustainable ways of managing their activities.

**2019 Fund Now Open**

Apply here for small grants to support projects that help to conserve and enhance the AONB. Grants of £250 – £1,000 available.

Closing date Friday 28th June 2019.

Application Form

Guidance and Scoring Sheet

If you would like Word files to type your application into, please email or call 01822 835030

Here is a link to the Tamar Valley AONB Management Plan 2019-2024.

Sustainable Development Fund Projects 2018

The Tamar Valley AONB was allocated £5000 for 2018.

Twenty-two projects applied for funding from the Tamar Valley AONB. Successful applicants demonstrated sustainable development, involved and supported local communities and helped to deliver the AONB Management Plan and other strategies.


Previous years awards

Successful SDF Applicants 2014/15

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Successful SDF Applicants 2013/14

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Feeder Tree

Feeder Tree

This table shows last year’s projects that were awarded funding. SDF_2013_successful projects

The range of projects previously supported in the Tamar Valley include the enhancement of village halls, wildlife conservation projects, small scale renewable energy schemes, water-based recreation, advice for rural businesses and a number of exciting education-based projects.