Introducing the High Weald Nature and Community Fund

Grants to support people and nature across the High Weald

The new High Weald Nature and Community Fund is now accepting applications for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

Previously known as Sussex Lund, the High Weald Nature and Community Fund supports work that benefits nature and people across the High Weald National Landscape, including the villages and towns in and around it.

These include Heathfield, Crowborough, Battle, Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Uckfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Tenterden, Rye and Hastings.     

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 July 2024.

The new name reinforces that this grant programme covers both the Kent and Sussex High Weald.

You can make a difference

Whether you’re a non-profit public body, community group, school or church, this is your chance to make a real positive change in your corner of the High Weald – both for today and for future generations

What can I apply for?

The High Weald Nature and Community Fund supports projects that:

  • CREATE wildlife-friendly spaces like community gardens and orchards, pockets parks and school growing areas.
  • IMPROVE and connect habitats through initiatives such as pond creation, hedge and tree planting, species-rich grassland establishment, and installation of bird, bug, and bat boxes
  • ENGAGE communities in managing green spaces and provide training and resources for conservation efforts.
  • CONNECT underrepresented groups to nature by facilitating access to the High Weald landscape.

How do I apply?

Visit our High Weald Nature and Community Fund page, read through the guidance and click the ‘Submit and Enquiry’ button to register your interest.

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