Grants and Funding

The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership has grants of between £500 to £15,000 to help communities and landowners improve the natural and community heritage of the Greensand Country. We can cover up to 70% of your project’s total cost.

Our funding comes under two main themes, Living Heaths & Working Woodlands and Community Heritage

Living Heaths & Working Woodlands Projects could include

  • Small woodland/hedgerow planting
  • Creating wildflower meadows
  • Creating nature corridors
  • Restoring heathland or acid grassland
  • Managing woodlands
  • Introducing conservation grazing

Community Heritage Projects could include

  • Archaeological or geophysical surveys
  • Work to restore, stabilise or manage a historic building, feature or landscape
  • Improving access to a local site
  • Improving the interpretation of a site
  • Finding out more about your local heritage
  • Using traditional skills to restore or stabilise sandstone walls or other small structures

To be eligible for a Greensand Country Landscape Partnership grant your project must

  • Be in the Greensand Country area or have a direct impact on the area (for example- create a nature corridor between your site and the project area)
  • Focus on our most important habitats- heathland, woodland or grassland OR a heritage site, monument or sandstone structure
  • Involve members of the local community as a significant part of the project
  • Leave a legacy within the landscape
  • Use all Greensand Country Landscape Partnership funding by December 2020

To Apply for Funding

Please email team@greensandcountry.com with a brief description (no more than 200 words) of your project and location. We will arrange a meeting and site visit to talk about your project and get more details.

We’ll then ask you to send in an official expression of interest.

You can contact us any time between now and July 2019 to ask for funding. The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership will be on hand to support your project throughout the process, from application to delivery.

For an informal chat, or if you have any questions about our grants please contact Eloise, our Conservation & Projects Officer.

We do also have grants available to work in Historic Parklands or to restore Sandstone Structures. For more information about this please contact us as above.

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Contact us

  • Main Office.

    The Old School
    Cardington
    Bedford
    MK44 3SX

    (01234) 838774

  • Email:

    team@greensandcountry.com
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