• Sustainable development fund

    The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is an annual fund of £175,000 that supports projects that promote a more sustainable way of living and working in and visiting the National Park, whilst conserving and enhancing our local culture, wildlife, landscape and communities.

  • Facts & figures

    The SDF fund is open to everyone including community groups, businesses and individuals and

    offers money either to kick-start a project or to develop it for the good of the local

    community and the National Park

    15 years

    In its 15th year of operation

    £2.6 million

    Has given out nearly £2.67 million to 336 projects so far

    £175,000

    Gave out just over £175,000 in 2017-18

    36 projects

    Supported 36 projects in 2017-18

  • What types of project are given grants?

    Projects can be far-ranging. They could include recycling, low carbon and renewable energy

    schemes, green tourism projects, promotion of public accessibility and educational

    opportunities, or local craft, heritage and wildlife initiatives. Grants can be used to support

    community, voluntary and business projects alike.

  • For more details, please go to

    www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/sdf

    or click on the logo above

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