Grants & Funding
The 2015-16 grant application period is NOW OPEN. The deadline for applications is Sunday 22 February 2015 (please note slightly earlier than usual deadline). See full details at our CCF, SDF or AAF pages.
The Community and Conservation Fund (CCF), known until recently as Connect, is our home-grown fund. The fund has been developed in partnership with local businesses who raise money on our behalf to support grass roots conservation, access and education projects in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. Grants are typically about £500.
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is money provided by Defra, the government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs, to promote a wide range of sustainable projects that support their conservation objectives of AONBs and National Parks.
The Amenity and Accessibility Fund (AAF) has been set up by EDF Energy to help people enjoy and improve their local environment in the AONB along the Suffolk coast.
Other grants are also available to communities, schools and groups in the AONB.