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EastWoodhay Boardwalk - Supported by an SDF Grant 2016
East Woodhay Boardwalk - Supported by an SDF Grant 2016

There are two main types of grants  - Leader and the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).


Leader is aimed at farmers, foresters, NGOs, community groups and local businesses.

On 1 December 2015 the new North Wessex Downs LEADER Programme opened  for business. The Local Action Group has 2.132m Euros to support rural development projects over the next five years.

Find out more by looking at the new LEADER website or contact Dawn Hamblin on or on 01488 680458.

Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)

The SDF is aimed at community groups, parish councils and businesses.

Grant Advice and Support

Please contact the AONB office for advice on grants for initiatives that support the aims of the North Wessex Downs AONB Management Plan.