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Community and Conservation Fund (CCF)

The Community and Conservation Fund (CCF) is our own AONB fund.  It primarily grows from our partnership with local businesses – the AONB Supporters – who raise money on our behalf to support grass roots conservation, access and education projects in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. It is also into this fund that all our other donations find their way from individuals or organisations.

This is a small grant programme, of typically about £500-£700.  To support larger-scale projects we have the Sustainable Development Fund, the Amenity and Accessibility Fund and the Galloper Wind Farm Fund.

Our CCF grants are available for the year from April, to March the following year, with the application deadline being in the spring. We are now OPEN for applications for project spend from April 2020. The DEADLINE for applications is Wednesday 18 March 2020.
Please see the guidelines and the application form below. For more information and advice about CCF, and to discuss project ideas, please contact AONB Funding Officer Cathy Smith (01394 445225).

See below for a list of the exciting projects we've funded in the last couple of years! 

You can find out more about AONB Supporters - who they are & how they raise money. 

To make a donation to the AONB Community & Conservation Fund please send a cheque (payable to Suffolk County Council) to our office, marked for the attention of Cathy Smith.


CCF Funding Guidelines 2020-2021

CCF Application Form

2019-20 projects funded
2018-19 projects funded
2017-18 projects funded 
2016-17 Funded Projects 
2015-16 Funded Projects 
2014-15 Funded Projects 
2013-14 Funded Projects 
2012-13 Funded Projects


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