Suffolk Secrets AONB Fund

After two years of awarding grants the Suffolk Secrets AONB Fund is now closed, and it’s commitment for £25,000 over two-years of awards has been made.This grant scheme will not be available in 2019, but it may return in 2020.

We are leaving the following information available for reference:

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. 
In late 2016 George Bradley, General Manager, said: "Thanks to the support of our staff and our loyal customers we are delighted to make a 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 was set up in late 2016 for a period of two years 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.  In addition to the AONB objectives the fund supports 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.


All application enquiries should be directed to Cathy Smith at the AONB. The fund guidelines remain available as advisory information. Call Cathy on 01394 445225 or email

The fund gave grants of up to £3,000 to projects or activities that met the fund and AONB criteria. The grant may support a project in its entirety or part-fund it.
Awards were made to eight projects in 2017 and to six projects in 2018. Please see list of successful projects below. 

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

Fund Guidelines for 2018
Projects awarded funding for 2017
Projects awarded funding in 2018

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