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Raydale Preserves Launch event SDF contributed a grant towards the large wall mounted interpretation panels

F6 – Sustainable Development Fund

Use the Sustainable Development Fund and other funding sources, to support 20 new local projects each year that bring economic, social and environmental benefits to the National Park.


How are we doing on this objective

Progress: Over the last 12 months, YDNPA’s Sustainable Development Fund has committed £160,000 to supporting 30 local projects, including £5,500 to Dent Memorial Hall and Primary School for the installation of a new boiler and pipework; £10,000 to Cotterdale Connect for the installation of community broadband to Cotterdale providing a connection for up to 17 households including 7 businesses.


Press releases & related articles:

8 June 2021 – Grants available – apply now!

27 October 2020 – ‘Kickstart’ funding for tourism sector


Rationale: The National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) supports small-scale business and community projects that promote a more sustainable way of living in, working in and visiting the National Park.

Lead partner:  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority;

Supporting partners: Craven District Council; Eden District Council; Richmondshire District Council; South Lakeland District Council; North Yorkshire County Council; Cumbria County Council; Lancashire County Council; Parish Councils;

Further information:  Sustainable Development Fund

Cost over 5 years:  £900,000

Funding shortfall:   None

Related objectives:  A2; A5; A6; A7; A9; B4; B5; B6; B7; B9; D7; D8; E1; E2; E5; E6; E7; E9; F2; F3; F7

Ecosystem services: A sense of place and inspiration; A sense of history; Recreation; Biodiversity; Geodiversity; Energy; Climate regulation

Trade-offs:    None.

Baseline: 36 projects were supported in 2017-18.