New Grants Programme – Sussex Lund
New grants programme, Sussex Lund, has been launched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing, as a collaboration between their charitable fund, Lund, and Sussex Community Foundation. It will support small-scale, practical projects that improve the ecology and landscape of the High Weald. Charities, community groups, schools, churches, councils, farmers, landowners and indeed anyone with a good idea is encouraged to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000.
Recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the High Weald is an exceptional medieval landscape, with a wealth of wildlife and historic features that provide a strong sense of place, enrich lives and inspire community pride. Sussex Lund is open to anyone who thinks they have a project that will benefit the landscape of the High Weald AONB,green projects that will make practical, tangible improvements to the High Weald and can inspire wider change. Examples might include improvements to habitats such as woods, marshes, meadows and hedgerows; planting trees and orchards; removing non-native tree species; community gardening; greening in and around villages; reducing sign and light pollution; clearing litter and improving rights of way.
Applications are welcome from any organisation or individual for projects which demonstrate a clear improvement to the landscape and public benefit. The project must take place with the High Weald AONB and you can download a map of the area here. Deadline for the first applications is Friday 15th April 2016.