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EastWoodhay Boardwalk - Supported by an SDF Grant 2016
East Woodhay Boardwalk - Supported by an SDF Grant 2016

Farming in Protected Landscapes programme

This programme of grants runs from July 2021 and until March 2024.  It is open to farmers and land managers for projects on land within the boundary of the North Wessex Downs AONB.  Further information is available here.

Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)

The SDF is aimed at community groups, parish councils and businesses.


The LEADER programme is now closed to all new expressions of interest.  The Local Action Group had 2.132m Euros to support rural development projects over the last five years and this has now all been allocated.

Grant Advice and Support

Please contact the AONB office for advice on grants for initiatives that support the aims of the North Wessex Downs AONB Management Plan.