The Partnership can provide funding for projects that help to care for the area and benefit the people who live in, work in or visit it through the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). Community groups, organisations, individuals and businesses can apply for funding. We can also provide advice about funding projects.
The Sustainable Development Fund is now into its eleventh year. Since 2005, we have supported over 150 projects and awarded nearly £500,000 in funding. Many of the projects have motivated people to try something new and given them different opportunities. From willow weaving at Lucker to the ever-popular Forest School at Howick, there has been a wealth of projects that have fired imaginations and helped plant the seed of sustainability.
If you would like to apply to the Sustainable Development Fund, we ask that you complete an Expression of Interest form so that we can see if your idea fits with the criteria of the scheme.