£30,000 of grant funding available in the Dedham Vale National Landscape

Tree planting in Jubilee Wood, Bures
Tree planting in Jubilee Wood, Bures

An annual grant scheme that sees £30,000 awarded to community projects across Essex and Suffolk is now open for applications.

Individuals as well as organisations such as schools, businesses and community groups are encouraged to apply for funding available across the Dedham Vale National Landscape.

The Dedham Vale National Landscape is one of the country’s finest landscapes, stretching from Cattawade to Bures and encompassing historic Dedham and Flatford. The area is designated as a National Landscape because of its natural beauty and national importance.

The Sustainable Development Fund aims to support projects that conserve and enhance the area and benefit communities socially, environmentally, and economically.

Previous examples of projects funded include art workshops for people with mental illness, new fencing and gates for nature and wildlife reserves, rural training for young people, as well as visitor information at well-known landmarks in the area.  

Projects that support wildlife conservation, access and diversity, climate change, health and wellbeing, learning, or heritage are particularly encouraged. The closing date for applications is Friday 24th May 2024.

For more information about the various grants that are available and the criteria and funding guidelines, please www.dedhamvale-NL.org.uk or contact Oka Last, National Landscape Grants Officer, on 01394 445225 or grants@suffolkandessex-NL.org.uk.