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Dartmoor National Park Authority are offering two grants in 2014/15

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Dartmoor National Park Authority are offering two grants in 2014/15 for projects which protect or enhance Dartmoor, and are appealing for organisations on Dartmoor to come forward if they have suitable ideas.

Your Dartmoor Fund
The “Your Dartmoor Fund”, (previously Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund) has £75,000 available for projects which; help to sustain the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Dartmoor, support local people and visitors to enjoy and learn more about the National Park, and help local communities and businesses prosper. Projects most likely to receive support are those that are innovative, create a lasting positive change and provide a range of environmental, social and economic benefits.

Since 2002 this fund has provided over £2.1million to local organisations. Projects supported have related to themes such as; wildlife conservation and education, local food, sustainable energy, eco-building, sustainable travel and cultural heritage.

Dartmoor Communities Fund
The new “Dartmoor Communities Fund” has £36,000 available to community groups and parish/town councils within the West Devon and South Hams areas of Dartmoor. This Fund will support capital projects that ensure the long term viability of valued existing community facilities and services, or create new community infrastructure to meet identified community needs. So if you have plans for your village hall, are thinking of setting up a new community shop or want to make the most of a valued local heritage asset the Dartmoor Communities Fund may be able to help! Applications will open at the beginning of September, but if you would like to discuss your project idea beforehand please contact Jo Rumble (see below)

More information about both grants and how to apply can be found at www.dartmoor.gov.uk/livingin/grants or by calling Ruth Leonard-Williams (Your Dartmoor Fund) on 01364 831069, rleonardwilliams@dartmoor.gov.uk , or Jo Rumble (Dartmoor Communities Fund) on 01364 831024, jrumble@dartmoor.gov.uk.



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