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The Chichester Harbour AONB Sustainable Development Fund supports projects which promote Sustainable Development within the AONB and deliver the AONB Management Plan. The scheme is very competitive and applications are assessed against the scheme criteria, and are considered on a first-come first-served basis.
The scheme is now accepting applications for the financial year April 2014 to March 2015. Please contact Judi Darley, Communities Officer, to discuss your project idea in the first instance, or for feedback on a draft application, email@example.com or on 01243 512301.
Forthcoming deadlines for applications are:
Friday 27 June
Friday 15 August
Friday 26 September
Friday 14 November
The Sustainable Development Fund is a grant scheme to help deliver community-based projects within Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The aim is to assist projects that will look after the AONB now and for the future. The scheme opens on the 1st April each year and all funds must be granted, projects completed and funds claimed by the end of March. Grants are provided on a 'first-come first-served' basis, so please apply as soon as possible. Please note that grants are paid retrospectively on completion of the project.
The Chichester Harbour Sustainable Development Fund is delivered and managed by Chichester Harbour Conservancy for the Chichester Harbour AONB. Resources are provided by Defra.
To apply for a grant, please first read the Information Leaflet and the Criteria and Sustainability Checklist. If you think your project may be eligible please contact the Harbour Office and discuss it with the AONB Officer. If the Officer thinks your project may be suitable for funding, you will be asked to submit an Application Form.
These leaflets can be downloaded as pdf documents. Alternatively please contact the Harbour Office for a hard copy.
Criteria and Sustainability Checklist
Terms and Conditions
Once received, your application will be assessed by a sub-committee of the Conservancy. If successful a grant will be approved. The grants will be awarded on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. All approved expenditure will need to be made by 31st March. See the Terms and Conditions for further details.
Chichester Harbour AONB Officer
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
The Harbour Office
West Sussex, PO20 7AW