Sustainable Development Fund
What is it?
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is a small fund of £160,000 each year provided 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.
Types of project
Projects can be far-ranging from community composting, appropriate renewable energy schemes to sustainable transport and eco-tourism.
The Fund is now in its 12th year of operation and during this time it has allocated £1,891,482 to 191 projects worth £6,369,923. In the last year alone, £177,928 was allocated to 21 projects.
- Download a summary of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's SDF Projects 2011-12
- Download a summary of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's SDF Projects 2012-13
How to apply
From 1 April 2014 the Sustainable Development Fund will be managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. A revised application form and guidance notes will appear on our website shortly. In the first instance, enquiries should be made to Andrea Burden, the SDF Project Co-ordinator at the YDNPA, telephone 01969 652337, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.