Facts and figures
The Sustainable Development Fund:
- is now in its 15th year of operation;
- has given out £2.3 million to 272 projects;
- is open to everyone including community groups, businesses and individuals and offers money to either to kick-start a project or to develop it for the good of the local community and the National Park;
- gave out just over £140,000 in 2015-16, supporting 32 projects.
What is it?
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is a small fund of £175,000 that is available each year, by the Authority, to support projects that promote a more sustainable way of living and working in and visiting the National Park, whilst conserving and enhancing our local culture, wildlife, landscape, land use and communities.
Projects can be far-ranging from community composting, appropriate renewable energy schemes to sustainable transport and eco-tourism. Grants can also be used to support businesses and economic development projects.