THE COTSWOLDS AONB SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR 2015/16 IS NOW CLOSED.
APPLICATIONS TO THE 2016/17 SDF WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2016. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY 21ST MARCH.
PROVIDING THAT THERE ARE FUNDS REMAINING THEN THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF SDF GRANTS AWARDED IN OCTOBER. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO THIS ROUND WILL BE MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER.
The Cotswolds AONB Sustainable Development Fund
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.