Could your Project be funded through the Sustainable Development Fund?


cherry_3-1The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Development Fund is open once again for small grants to support projects that help to conserve and enhance the AONB. This year there is £5,000 in total available for grant requests for projects between £200-£500.

The Fund was first created for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 2005 to encourage individuals, community groups and businesses to work together to develop practical and sustainable solutions to the management of their activities.

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.

Corinna Woodall, AONB Manager, says; “Despite further cuts to our funding, we are determined to be able to offer the grant again this year, as we saw from last year’s projects that a little bit of money can go a long way and make a real difference to the communities , wildlife and heritage of the Tamar Valley.”

If you have an idea for a project, where £200-£500 would help, please get in touch.

  • Closing date for applications – 30 June 2014.
  • Applicants to be notified in July.
  • Successful projects must be completed by December 2014.

Please visit for guidance notes/application forms. Applicants are strongly advised to discuss project ideas with AONB staff before submitting a completed application to ensure eligibility.

We will be holding a free Workshop for anyone interested in applying to the fund on the 29th April, 5:30pm – 7:00pm. We will be discussing the Tamar Valley AONB priorities as well as offering assistance in completing the application form, please email or call 01822 835030 to book.

For further information please contact Corinna Woodall (AONB Manager) on 01822 835030,

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