The Sussex Lund 2019 grants scheme is now open for applications for environmental projects from Sussex, Kent and Surrey in the High Weald. This month, we’re holding a 'drop-in session' offering grant application advice:
Sussex Lund Grants Scheme 'drop-in session'
14 February, 10-6pm
Woodland Enterprise Centre, Flimwell
An opportunity to find out more about this grants scheme for practical projects in the High Weald. Pictured above: Hedgelaying at ancient woodland, Grist Wood in Peasmarsh, funded by Sussex Lund.
Seek advice from the High Weald AONB team and get help, for example with completing the grant application form. Pop in during the day for a chat with one of our landscape advisors.
or call her on 01424 723011.
What are Sussex Lund grants?
Sussex Lund grants are for practical projects that improve the ecology and landscape of the High Weald AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) - and not just in Sussex - the High Weald also covers parts of Kent and Surrey. We're looking for projects that improve at least one of the following:
• Wildlife habitats
• Scenic beauty
If you have a project idea, now's the time to get in touch with our team. Anyone can apply for funding, whether you're an individual, or as a group, community or business. One-off grants from £500 to £10,000 are available with potential larger grants for joint projects. The 2019 programme is open for applications until 8th April.
For more information: e.g. previously funded projects, see: www.highweald.org/look-after/sussex-lundhighweald.org/look-after/sussex-lund.
Battle Wood clearance
Pictured left is Battle Wood, near Mountfield, before and then after rhododendron clearance.
A Sussex Lund grant enabled the Stacey family to arrange clearance of rhododendron at Battle Wood:
“Thanks to the generosity of Sussex Lund, I am delighted to say that our woodland is now essentially clear of rhododendron!
"Having this work done means we can now concentrate on nurturing the ancient woodland instead of fighting the invasive species.
"The grant process was relatively painless with good support from the High Weald team. Many many thanks from all of the Stacey family.”
The Sussex Lund grants programme has been established by High Weald residents, Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.