THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO THE 2015/16 SDF HAS BEEN UPDATED TO MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NOW ONLY £6,000 OF FUNDING AVAILABLE TO ALLOCATE FROM THIS YEAR'S SDF.
The Cotswolds AONB Sustainable Development Fund is a regional grants scheme, available to individuals, groups or businesses that have ideas or projects that will improve the Cotswolds both now and in the future.
The Cotswolds AONB Sustainable Development Fund is coordinated and managed by the Cotswolds Conservation Board with resources provided by Defra.
What is Sustainable Development?
Achieving sustainable development will normally require working towards four, interconnected, goals:
- social progress which meets the needs of everyone
- protecting and enhancing the environment
- ensuring a diverse and prosperous rural economy (which supports the conservation and enhancement of the area's special qualities)
- the prudent use of natural resources.