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Grants and Funding

Each year the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is proud to open four grants schemes that fund local community projects. The schemes vary in purpose, scale of funding and geographic area with which they benefit, so it’s important to find the right fund for your project.

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 following links and respective fund webpages to find out more about how you can help support conservation, or apply for funding.

Underwater view of group of people

Closing date: February 10th 2023

Geographic area: 5km diameter of Sizewell, Suffolk

Project delivery time-frame: April 2023 – March 13th 2024           

Amount you may apply for per application: No limit but as a guideline you may wish to consider applying for in the region of/up to £2,000 to £2,500

Landscape view of poppies

Closing date: February 24th 2023 (Round 1)

Geographic area: The entire Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (see Google Maps green shaded area)

Project delivery time-frame: April 2023 – March 13th 2024

Amount you may apply for per application: This is a small grant fund, you may wish to consider applying for in the region of/up to £500 to £700

Group of people taking photos of landscape

Closing date: March 10th 2023

Geographic area: The specific Amenity & Accessibility Fund area

Project delivery time-frame: mid April 2023 – March 13th 2024

Amount you may apply for per application: No limit but as a guideline you may wish to consider applying for in the region of/up to £2,500

Group of schoolkids by a pond

Closing date: May 19th 2023

Geographic area: The entire Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (see Google Maps green shaded area)

Project delivery time-frame: August 2023 – March 13th 2024

Amount you may apply for per application: No limit but as a guideline you may wish to consider applying for in the region of/up to £5,000