Development of Fundraising and Marketing Opportunities for AONB Unit
Brief for Consultants and Invitation to Tender deadline noon 21st May 2018
The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of 46 AONBs in Britain. It covers parts of Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire. AONBs are designated in recognition of their national importance and to ensure that their character and qualities are protected.
The North Wessex Downs (AONB) Partnership is seeking support to develop its fund raising and marketing opportunities.
The core statutory activities of all AONBs have been funded largely from the public purse. Government and local authorities have been cutting back on these funds progressively and increasingly now expect AONBs to raise their own resources to sustain their operations into the future. The Council of Partners established a Resources Committee in the autumn of 2017 with the aim of raising funds to supplement the normal contributions to core funding provided by DEFRA and Local Councils, commensurate with the agreed aims and objectives of the AONB Partnership.