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 www.northwessexleader.org.uk or contact Dawn Hamblin on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01488 680458.
The SDF is aimed at community groups, parish councils and businesses.
Please contact the AONB office for advice on grants for initiatives that support the aims of the North Wessex Downs AONB Management Plan.