Cannock Chase AONB Sustainable Development Fund is now open for applications



Do you have a project in mind that will make a difference to the landscape, wildlife, heritage, and communities of Cannock Chase?

Community groups, schools, organisations, and individuals could be eligible for a grant of up to £3,000 from Cannock Chase AONB’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Applicants are normally expected to contribute at least 25% of total project costs either from their own reserves, other funding sources, or ‘in kind’ contributions such as volunteer time or the loan of premises or equipment. For smaller grants of £500 or under we may fund up to 100% of the project costs.

The closing date for applications is midnight 9th May 2022 and projects must be completed by 31st March 2023.

Of the grant Fund, Frances Beatty, Chair of Cannock Chase AONB Joint Committee commented: “Since 2006 the Fund has helped to bring environmental, social and economic benefits across the Chase through supporting projects to safeguard and enhance the Chase’s nationally important landscape and natural beauty. These projects have benefitted the Chase’s beautiful landscape, its special wildlife, rich culture, heritage, and community, and with continued community involvement in the scheme will go on to do so for years to come. If you have any ideas for community projects that support our core purpose to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of Cannock Chase, please do get in touch with the AONB Team. We are particularly interested in hearing from artists, sculptors, performers, photographers, and writers looking to develop inclusive arts projects linking people with our special landscape.”

For more information and how to apply contact cannockchase@staffordshire.gov.uk

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