AONB grant awards
Panels tasked with distributing funds from Defra and those secured from donations and sales have awarded around £4,000 across five projects to community based and environmental organisations to enhance the area's natural beauty.
Funds were awarded for hedging, the mast on a replica of the Sutton Hoo burial ship, equipment related to horticultural courses, wildlife habitat creation and fencing to protect wading birds from predators.
Grants will be available again in 2022/23 and there is likely to be strong demand. The AONB team recommends planning early, please see our websites for further details.
The Stour Valley Environment Fund is still open for applications and supports charities and voluntary groups working to enhance the environment in the Stour Valley. Find out more.