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Grants and Funding

Each year the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is proud to open several grants schemes that fund local community projects.

Whether you have a project that works in the arts, media, conservation, learning, heritage, food, health, accessibility, and diversity, to give you but a few examples, we welcome your applications.    

Please use the links below to find out more about how you can help support conservation, or apply for funding.

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Our home-grown fund, developed in partnership with local businesses who raise money on our behalf. Grants (typically about £500 – £700) support grass roots conservation, access and education projects in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.

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This fund uses 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.

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Amenity and Accessibility Fund

This fund aims to improve the environment and natural character of the area by conserving habitats and species and improving sustainable access to the area

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Galloper Wind Farm Fund

This fund has been set up by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd, to help people enjoy and improve their local environment in the AONB along the Suffolk coast.