Sustainable Development Fund opens soon for Tamar Valley projects



Back by popular demand, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Development Fund is opening soon 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 of between £500-£1,000 for projects that will benefit the area.

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, Tamar Valley AONB Manager, says; “We are delighted that we can continue to support our valued Valley communities and heritage, by offering the grant again this year.”

If you have an idea for a project, where £500-£1,000 would help to conserve enhance or engage people with the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, please get in touch.

  • Closing date for applications – 29 June 2018.
  • Applicants to be notified at the end of July 2018.
  • Successful projects must be completed by 31 December 2018.

Please visit for guidance notes/application forms (available from 3rd April 2018). Applicants are strongly advised to discuss project ideas with AONB staff before submitting a completed application to ensure eligibility. Please call 01822 835030 or email


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