The AONB has a Sustainable Development Fund providing small grants to support local projects that help to deliver actions in the 2019-24 Management Plan. Grants of between £100 and £4000 are available to communities, agencies and businesses.  Download our 2019-20 Grants flyer or see the SDF Guidance Notes for more details.

THE GRANT SCHEME FOR 2019- 2020 IS NOW CLOSED - all money has now been allocated. Grant will open again for applications in April 2020

What grants are available?

Grants can be applied for at two levels:

If you are applying for a small grant (£500 or under) we do not expect you to provide match funding, although it is always welcome. If you are applying for larger grants (over £500), we would expect you to provide some match funding, some of which can be in-kind contributions as well as cash

Themes for 2019 - 2020 areHealth & Wellbeing and Biodiversity. Projects that fit with these themes are being encouraged but are not obligatory.

Have a look at the map to see if your proposed project is located in, or would be of benefit to the North Devon Coast AONB.

Please contact Laura Carolan on 01271 388628 or if you would like to discuss a potential project.

Projects approved for 2019-20

  • Stepping Out - Red Herring Productions
  • 75th D-Day Commemorations - Barnstaple & North Devon Museums
  • Ilfracombe Railway Heritage Trail - Combe Rail
  • Walks Around Braunton - Braunton Museum
  • Plastic Free Visitor Campaign - Plastic Free North Devon
  • Waste Shark Launch System - Ilfracombe Harbour
  • Wild ThingsDevon Partnership NH Trust Special Charity
  • Natures Tonic - North Devon Voluntary Services
  • New exhibits Ilfracombe Aquarium
  • Nurdle Machine Prototype Build & Development - Nurdle