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
In its 15th year of operation
Has given out nearly £2.67 million to 336 projects so far
Gave out just over £175,000 in 2017-18
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.