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National Park Grant Scheme

Our 2017/18 National Park Grant Scheme supports projects that offer multiple benefits to the National Park’s natural heritage, built heritage and communities:

Built heritage

Repairing and restoring pre-1919 traditional buildings – view the guidelines

Natural heritage

Conserving, enhancing and promoting our natural heritage and the understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – view the guidelines


Community-led projects and actions that help improve quality of life and place – view the guidelines; capacity funding is also available to support Community Development Trusts in the running of their core services – view the guidelines

Making an application


Read the guidelines

Please read the guidelines relating to the type of project you wish to apply for, whether built heritage, natural heritage, community-led or capacity. Projects that deliver multiple benefits to the National Park will be supported. Priority will be given to projects that meet Outcomes in the National Park Partnership Plan and Priorities set out in your local Community Action Plan (click on the green community action plan box).

Submit your Expression of Interest

We’re keen to see ideas at an early stage, so the first step is to submit an Expression of Interest by Friday, 8 September. We will ask you to explain your project and will assess it against criteria – please ensure you have read through all the guidelines.

You can also submit your expression of interest completing this form (word doc) and returning it to


We will inform you of the outcome of the Expression of Interest stage by Friday, 22 September 2017. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed Application. At this stage, you will need to submit a fully worked-up proposal, including quotes for costs or services, by Friday, 20 October 2017.

If your expression of interest is not successful, we will provide you with feedback.

What happens next?

  • By Friday, 17 November 2017: grant offers sent out
  • By Thursday, 15 March 2018: claims received from private sector/individual applicants
  • By Friday, 30 March 2018: claims paid to private sector/individual applicants
  • By Friday, 15 March 2019: final reports from voluntary sector applicants
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