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How to apply


Read the guidelines

Please read our guidelines on the projects we fund and who we fund. 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.

Submit your Expression of Interest – now open

We’re keen to see ideas at an early stage, so the first step is to submit an Expression of Interest by midnight on Sunday 3rd June, 2018. We will ask you to explain your project and how it meets our criteria.


We will inform you of the outcome of the Expression of Interest stage by 5pm on Monday, 18th June 2018. 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 12 midnight on Wednesday, 1st August.

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

What happens next?

  • By 5pm on Monday 3rd September, 2018: successful and unsuccessful applicants informed.
  • By 5pm on Monday 17th September, 2018: grant offers sent out
  • By 5pm on Friday 28th September, 2018: transfer grant award to pre-funded applicants.
  • By 5pm on Friday 15th March, 2019: claims received from private sector/individual applicants
  • By 5pm on Friday 1st May, 2020: final reports received from voluntary sector applicants
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