Brantham (Photo credit Ben Heather)

£16,000 of funding available across two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Essex and Suffolk

Communities in two of the country’s most significant and cherished designated landscapes are set to benefit thanks to funding opportunities now available. The Coast & Heaths AONB stretches from Kessingland in north Suffolk to the Stour Estuary in north Essex, including much of Suffolk’s iconic coastline, whilst the Dedham Vale AONB covers rolling countryside in […]

Crops in the Coast & Heaths

Vacancy: AONB Countryside Projects Assistant

We’re please to say we have a Kickstart scheme vacancy for an AONB Countryside Projects Assistant to join our team! The AONB team is involved in a broad range of work including giving grants to community groups, undertaking practical work with volunteers, promoting the work of the team, responding to planning applications and so much […]

Agricultural scenery in the Coast & Heaths

£59,000 of grant support awarded for community projects in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and more grants are now open for applications in Essex and Suffolk!

Communities in two of the country’s most significant and cherished designated landscapes are set to benefit thanks to funding provided by DEFRA to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). £59,000 of grant support has been awarded through the Sustainable Development Funds, which aim to support projects that […]

Rural scenery in the Coast & Heaths

Opportunities to join our team!

We’re pleased to announce that we have two new roles available to join our team to help deliver the exciting new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, funded by DEFRA. To apply for either of the following roles, or to view job descriptions, simply use the following links: Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme Officer role Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme […]

Coast and Heaths Newspaper

AONB newspapers are back!

The 2021-22 editions of the AONB newspapers are available to pick-up for free now at hundreds of locations across both Coast & Heaths AONB and Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley Project area. This year’s newspaper has a focus on health and wellbeing, with a feature from Suffolk Mind. The newspapers are packed full of AONB-related content, including: – Walking guides– Project updates– Visitor information– Volunteering and […]

Silver and pink skies over a calm river

More than £30,000 awarded to sustainable community projects helping people to enjoy and improve their local environment

Fifteen community projects in Suffolk have been awarded more than £30,000 combined in funding through two Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) grants.  Since 2012, EDF has granted more than £300,000 to community projects through the Amenity and Accessibility Fund.  Galloper Wind Farm has granted a further £77,000 to community projects over the past six […]

Ferry Cliff Woods with views of the River Deben and blue skies

Landscape Lens: Focus on Ferry Cliff

Landscape Lens is our fixed-point photography project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to encourage residents and visitors to connect with the landscape.  One location part of the project is Ferry Cliff owned by the National Trust and features as part of the Sutton Hoo Long Estate Walk.  Ferry Cliff is located along the River […]

Trimley Marshes showing the River Orwell and grey skies

Landscape Lens: Focus on Trimley Marshes

Landscape Lens is our fixed-point photography project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to encourage residents and visitors to connect with the landscape.  One location as part of the project is the Trimley Marshes in South Suffolk. The view featured in our Landscape Lens fixed-photography location is an area which is beyond the nature reserve, […]