Northumberland National Park Communities Fund
The Northumberland National Park Communities Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 of funding to projects, community groups, businesses, charities and organisations that wish to deliver a project which is in line with Northumberland National Park’s key aims and priorities.
All projects must support at least one of our key aims which are outlined below.
Please note, if any form of development is involved in the scheme then we would recommend that applicants seek advice prior to making their application to the fund. Find out more information on our Do I need planning permission page.
Applications for Round 8 closed in March. We are not currently accepting further applications at this stage.
A Living Working Landscape
Northumberland National Park is a living working landscape and those that work or trade in and around the park play a key part in conserving and maintaining the National Park we love. We are keen to hear from projects that help demonstrate a natural capital approach to land management or contribute to a net zero National Park.
Examples could be, but are not limited to:
- Nature recovery initiatives
- Small scale native species community planting schemes
- Ideas which reduce climate change impact
- Testing new ideas or approaches to conservation or land management
Special Projects for 2021/2022
A Net Zero National Park
We are aiming for a net zero National Park by 2030 and if we can, we would like to go even further and maximise the potential of the National Park to become a natural carbon sink, we are interested in your projects that will help us to deliver on this key aim.
Covid 19 Community Recovery
Our most rural communities are often the most vulnerable in times of challenge or change. We want to hear about projects across the National Park and its gateway communities that help people make steps to move into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and create a healthy, cohesive and recovering community.
Round 8 is currently open – the closing date is Friday 24th March 2023.
To register interest and receive more information about how to apply, please contact email@example.com