Suffolk Secrets AONB Fund

Suffolk Secrets is proud to have worked with the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) for over ten years to support the conservation and enhancement of this wonderful environment.  "Thanks to the support of our staff and our loyal customers we are delighted to make a further two-year commitment to the AONB with the introduction of a £25,000 fund for 2017 and 2018 projects".

What is the Fund for?

The Suffolk Secrets AONB Fund has been set up to support a range of activities and projects that meet the objectives of the AONB regarding enhancement of, protection of and education about the landscape features of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths. The fund will also support activities that engage families, particularly those that promote out of season tourism and projects that support local food producers. Full grant guidelines are available to download here.

Who can apply?

The fund will give grants of up to £3,000 to projects or activities that meet the fund and AONB criteria. The grant may support a project in its entirety or part-fund it. Projects should be completed within a year of the grant being agreed.

How to apply

All applications should be directed to Cathy Smith at the AONB following the fund guidelines and using the appropriate application form (download here). Call Cathy on 01394 445225 or email catherine.smith@suffolk.gov.uk.
Applications for 2017 grants have now closed and awards have been made to eight projects. Please see list of successful projects below.
The 2018 fund will open for applications in autumn 2017, and the panel will expect to meet in early December to decide which projects will be funded in 2018.

George Bradley (General Manager, Suffolk Secrets), Simon Amstutz (AONB Manager) and Sally Owen (Brand Marketing Manager, Suffolk Secrets) celebrate the new fund.

Downloads:
Application Form
Fund Guidelines 2016 
Projects awarded funding for 2017

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