This section lists the many projects that have been undertaken by communities and landowners in the area resulting in the AONB landscape being better managed and in better condition, better interpreted and explained, and better identified andrecorded.
Below are just some of the projects funded by the Community Landscape Fund.
- Survey training for volunteers working on the Tunbridge Wells Historic Buildings and Parks Compendium
- A community survey of Rolvenden's routeways and settlement form
- Installation of a wood boiler to provide renewable energy to heat Plumpton College's 'Living Classroom'
- Training in producing and using locally-sourced Chestnut shingles at Wilderness Wood
- Purchase of Weald Native Origin seed for wildflower grassland creation
- Fencing to protect ancient woodland from grazing animals
- School Energy days: exploring use of the area's resources past, present and future
- 'Hawkhurst cooks' booklet highlighting local products and producers
To get more ideas we suggest that you browse:
- Past projects funded by SDF (see below)
- The High Weald AONB Management Plan
- The High Weald Charter which sets out a simple list of actions that all residents, visitors and businesses can take to help care for the area.
Community Landscape Fund 2013
The High Weald Joint Advisory Committee awarded £12,342 of grant support from its Community Landscape Fund (CLF) to twelve projects, to help achieve the AONB Management Plan objectives. These grants supported a wide range of community groups and local businesses. Projects included: Read more
SDF Projects 2012
During 2012/13 the Sustainable Development Fund supported Projects, with total project costs of £23,738; £10,635 of which were grants awarded by the Sustainable Development Fund. Read more
SDF Projects 2011
During 2011/2012 the Sustainable Development Fund supported 9 Projects with total project costs of £28909; £12700 of which were grants awarded by the Sustainable Development Fund. 14 new partnerships were established. 6 local businesses supplied the projects; 4 new community groups were established; 8 apprentices were supported; 2 landowners improved... Read more
SDF Projects 2010
During 2010/2011 the Sustainable Development Fund supported 12 Projects with total project costs of £52,000; £12,000 of which were grants awarded by the Sustainable Development Fund. 41 new partnerships were established and over 25 local producers were promoted through literature and websites. 17 local businesses supplied the projects; 7 community... Read more
SDF Projects 2009
During 2009/10 the Sustainable Development Fund supported 15 Projects and over £31,000 of grant money was provided through this scheme. 14 new partnerships were established; 104 volunteers were involved with the projects; 14 local businesses were used and over 1000 children learnt about the High Weald landscape. Read more
SDF Projects 2008
A sum of £55,000 through grants ranging from £540 to £9400 wase awarded to 14 projects; 3 projects focused on heritage management, 1 on public access, 4 on school education, 3 on land management guidance and 3 on the rural economy. Read more
SDF Projects 2007
A sum of £70,000 supported projects which focused on reducing carbon emissions and safeguarding the High Weald and its landscape. 21 projects were completed; 3 focused on conservation, 3 on heritage, 6 on sustainable energy, 5 on rural economy, 1 on community and 3 on sustainable education projects. Read more
SDF Projects 2006
Grants worth £72,000 were awarded to 30 projects. Read more
SDF Projects 2005
In its first year the High Weald SDF awarded over £96,000 in grants to a wide range of organisations - helping the delivery of projects worth £468,785. Read more