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Who can apply

Please note that the application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications for the National Park Grant Scheme 2020/21. 


 

The National Park Grant Scheme is open to individuals, businesses, public bodies and constituted voluntary/community groups or charities, providing that they have the right to, or approval to, undertake the proposals.

The National Park Grant Scheme is open to individuals, businesses, public bodies and constituted community groups, voluntary groups or charities, providing that they have the right to, or approval to, undertake the proposals.

Applications from schools and other publicly-funded bodies will be considered; however grants will only be considered where the funding request is for items that are out-with normal operational matters.

Project proposals from property owners and commercial businesses will be considered only where public benefits can be clearly demonstrated.

Subsidiaries of larger organisations are not eligible to apply, unless a financial guarantee is provided by the parent organisation.

Applicants do not need to be based within the National Park, provided that the project is delivered within the National Park.

Board members and staff of the National Park Authority are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must disclose whether they have any family members working for the National Park Authority, together with the relationship and proximity of the employee to the grant being sought.

Community Action Plans

If you are applying for a grant on the basis that it will deliver an outcome supported by your local Community, you should demonstrate how your application contributes to delivering the Community Action Plan for your area.  If your area does not have a Community Action Plan, please demonstrate how your project has community support, e.g. have you consulted the local community, have you undertaken a survey, have you consulted your Community Council or Community Development Trust?

All Community Action Plans can be found on the Community Partnership website.

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