Dry-stone walling grant scheme
THE COTSWOLDS CONSERVATION BOARD AND NATIONAL GRID DRY-STONE WALLING GRANT FUND IS NOW CLOSED. ANY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER 28TH SEPTEMBER 2011 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The Cotswolds Conservation Board and National Grid have announced a brand new £300,000 grant scheme available for landowners, farmers and local communities in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The new grant scheme is aimed at restoring dry-stone walls along a 5km corridor centred along the route of the Wormington to Sapperton gas pipeline currently being constructed by National Grid. The funding has been provided for the Board to invest in conserving and enhancing the Cotswolds landscape during and after the construction period.
Farmers, tenant farmers, landowners and local communities located within the corridor area are able to apply for grants to assist with the cost of restoring dry-stone walls on their land. To download a map of the pipeline corridor, click here.
Further details of the grant scheme are available from the Cotswolds Conservation Board by calling 01451 862000.
Notes: Construction of the 44 km, 900mm-diameter pipeline linking National Grid's existing installations at Wormington (near Broadway) and Sapperton (near Cirencester) began in March and has now been completed with some reinstatement working continuing. The essential pipeline will meet the growing demand for reliable and economic gas supplies in the South West of England by next winter.
Distribution Map of dry stone walling grants scheme - National Grid and HLF