F6. 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. 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. Progress: 20 local projects – with a total value of more than £117,000 – have been supported by the Sustainable Development Fund in this financial year (2019-20) so far.