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Access & recreation projects

Sedbergh cycling festival
A £3,000 grant went to support Sedbergh cycling festival put on a great event
Sedbergh cycling festival
Kilnsey Show book
Studs & Crooks, a book capturing the heritage of a traditional Dales agricultural show, received an SDF grant of £4,850
Kilnsey Show book
West Burton railings
An SDF grant of £4,350 helped to get the dilapidated concrete railings at West Burton waterfalls replaced with new galvanised black ones, adding to the enhancement of this Conservation Area.
West Burton railings

Business & local produce projects

Examples of projects funded by SDF to support businesses

Community facility projects

Examples of SDF projects which have improved community facilities

SDF aims to support projects that help people to understand and enjoy the National Park. A case study and some other recent examples are below.

Falls get a facelift

This project aims to improve the appearance of the area around West Burton waterfalls for visitors. Thanks to a £4,350 SDF grant, the existing concrete and iron rod railings which separate a small parking area from the falls and are adjacent to a popular viewing point have been replaced with new galvanised black railings. 

The new railings incorporate four themed panels that focus on the wildlife in the area, they also act as a safety barrier for people viewing the waterfalls.

The applicant and landowner is Burton cum Walden Parish Council. The existing railings were in a poor state of repair and, as West Burton is a Conservation Area, the replacement railings should lead to a welcome enhancement of this popular location.  

Other completed projects

  • ‘Dancing in the Dales’ production costs for a film that aims to raise awareness of disabled access in the National Park (£6,312)
  • New footbridge railings that lead to the village pinfold in Carlton which is a local attraction that can be accessed by the public (£1,200)
  • A music concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dent Choir that took place in Sedbergh during the summer of 2016 (£553)
  • A series of improvements to the garden area adjacent to Sedbergh Community Office.  Works included new seating, paths, a reduced boundary wall and interpretation (£5,000)
  • A new book that captures and celebrates the history of Kilnsey Show that was put together by the Upper Wharfedale Agricultural Society (£4,850)
  • A three day Medieval music festival that took place at Bolton Castle in September 2016 (£637)
  • A two day cycling festival that took place in Sedbergh during June 2016.  The festival included events for families and individuals to experience mountain and road biking routes and ran alongside the Sedbergh Sportive Cycling event run by Sedbergh School (£3,000)
  • Way of the Roses, road crossing improvements in Cracoe, Sustrans (£2,242)
  • Kilnsey Park Estate interpretation and sculpture trail (£9,882)
  • Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, new outdoor clothing for volunteers (£4,269)

And in the pipeline...

  • The Dales 30 guide book about the highest fells in the area developed by Where2Walk (£7,000)
  • Replacement agricultural show building, Malham Show (£9,407)
  • Heber Farm, Buckden, new National Trust campsite (£10,000)
  • Bullpot Farm Environmental Improvements, Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club (£8,000)
  • Wharfedale Packhorse, set up costs for new bus service in Upper Wharfedale (£3,742)
  • Ingleborough Cave all terrain wheelchair - tramper (£3,405)
  • Self service winter tea room, installation of improve heating (multi fuel stove), Keld Public Hall (£1,638)
  • The Yorkshire Dales Slow Picture Show, documentary film about the special qualities of the National Park (£5,000)
  • Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre Entrance Hall interpretation (£3,120)

Business & local produce projects

Examples of projects funded by SDF to support businesses

Community facility projects

Examples of SDF projects which have improved community facilities

Broadband projects

Examples of broadband projects funded by SDF

Wildlife projects

Examples of wildlife conservation projects funded by SDF

Heritage projects

Examples of cultural and built heritage projects funded by SDF

The SDF story so far...

Facts & figures and projects funded to date, by year

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