Sussex Lund Grant Programme opens for new applications

Calling all community groups, trusts, charities, town and parish councils, artists, musicians, theatre companies, schools and individuals who own or manage land in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Would you like to improve your corner of the High Weald for wildlife or scenic beauty? Do you have an idea that might enable others to access and enjoy this spectacular landscape? If so, there may be funding – if needed – through the Sussex Lund 2022 grant programme. Applications will be accepted from today (22 April) with a deadline of 17 July.

Sussex Lund supports small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald AONB and the hamlets, villages and towns on its fringes.

This year, for the first time it will also support projects that help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it.

Visit our Sussex Lund page for more details, or follow the steps below:

1. Get Started – read our guidance and submit an enquiry
Please fill out our short online form to register your interest: Submit an enquiry now.

Whether you already have a project in the works and need an application form or you’re a newcomer in search of more information, submitting an enquiry will help us support you in the most useful way. 

2. Come to a Sussex Lund event
We are running a series of free events to help you develop your Sussex Lund project and apply for funding. Please click on the links below to book your place:

Intro to Sussex Lund Webinar – Online
Tuesday 3 May, 4.30PM
Join Gerry Sherwin, Business Manager with the High Weald AONB team, for an informal webinar to learn more about the Sussex Lund application process, assessment criteria and the type of projects that could be funded.

Interpretation Event – Ashburnham Place, Battle, TN33 9NF
Tuesday 10 May, 9.45AM – 4PM
Join Susan Cross from TellTale to learn about tools and techniques for engaging people with your local wildlife and heritage. This workshop will help you share local stories and highlight important places and features in ways that will interest visitors and the local community, covering everything from identifying your audience and key messages to creating signage and leaflets.  

Sussex Lund Community Event – Ashburnham Place, Battle, TN33 9NF 
Thursday 12 May 10.30AM  
Meet the High Weald team and get inspiration and guidance for Sussex Lund projects to improve and celebrate your local area.

Looking for inspiration?
Our Sussex Lund newsletter tells the stories of previous successful projects. You can also view videos of successful grant applicants.

About Sussex Lund
Established by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, Sussex Lund is administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership in collaboration with Lund Trust.

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