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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. Community groups, organisations, individuals and businesses can apply for funding. We can also provide advice about funding projects.

Sustainable Development Fund 

The Sustainable Development Fund is now into its thirteenth year. Since 2005, we have supported over 160 projects and awarded over £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.

Past Projects 

Blog Posts

Application Form

If you would like to apply to the Sustainable Development Fund, we ask that you complete an Application form. There are some some helpful notes about the process included in the pdf document below. The Terms and Conditions of the Grant are included in the form.

Sustainable Development Fund Application Form  


Community Environmental Projects Fund 

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and the Coast Care Initiative have launched a £5,000 Community Environmental Projects Fund.

This exciting new grant scheme will enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Funding will be available for built environment or environmental projects. It can be used towards the cost of tools or professional support. 

Application Form

If you would like to apply to this small grant scheme, we ask that you complete an Application form. There are some helpful notes about the process included in the pdf document below. The Terms and Conditions of the Grant are included in the form. 

Small Grant Scheme Application form

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