Support for Tamar Valley Community Groups – Fund open


The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Development Fund is once again open 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.

To discuss your idea in depth, and for help on completing your application form, please come along to an informal workshop on Monday 20th April, 6pm – 7:30pm at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls. Booking is essential – please call 01822 835030 or email

  • Closing date for applications – 31st May 2015.
  • Applicants to be notified by end of July.
  • Successful projects must be completed by December 2015.

Please visit and click on Care, Sustainable Development Fund, for guidance notes/application forms. Applicants are strongly advised to discuss project ideas with AONB staff before submitting a completed application to ensure eligibility.


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