Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)
Each year the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB receives money called the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), from Defra, to support projects which will enhance and/or benefit the area.
There is an annual application process. SDF grants are usually available for the year from April to March the following year, with the application deadline being in the spring. See below for the list of projects awarded SDF grants in in the last few years. We have £40,000 in the fund to award each year, and can award up to 50% of project costs.
Applications for 2018-19 are currently closed, but we plan to reopen for applications later in May or June 2018. Please see the guidance information and an application form below. A new deadline for applications will be supplied soon.
If you have an idea for a project that could benefit from funding please contact AONB Funding Officer Cathy Smith (01394 445225) for more information and advice about SDF.
SDF Funding Guidelines 2018-19