Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund
The Quantock Hills AONB Service now has a Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund providing grants of up to £5,000 to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals.
The fund has been provided by EDF Energy and is part of the mitigation measures associated with the Hinkley Point C development.
Orchard re-planting in Goathurst
Funding rounds occur quarterly and the coming application deadlines are
24th September 2019, 17th December 2019, 24th March 2020
Projects could include tree planting, works to manage hedgerows, orchard planting or restoration, planting of wildflower meadows, management of small woodlands, willow pollarding or pond restoration. There are also opportunities for funding for restoration of heritage features, such as dry stone walls.
Quantock Hills Joint Advisory Chairman, Anthony Trollope-Bellew said ‘This is a great opportunity for our local communities to improve their landscapes. We hope that by being able to support a wide range of projects across the Greater Quantock Hills area it will improve the distinctive landscape of western Somerset.'
If you are interested call the Quantock Hills AONB Service on 01823 451884 and ask for Iain Porter.
Please read and download the fund information sheet here
Download the fund guidance notes for applicants here
Download the fund application form here
Please note the eligible area includes the parishes of Broomfield, Cannington, Chilton Trinity, Durleigh, East Quantoxhead, Enmore, Fiddington, Goathurst, Holford, Kilve, Nether Stowey, Otterhampton, Over Stowey, Spaxton, Stogursey, Stockland Bristol, Stringston, Watchet, Wembdon, West Quantoxhead, Williton.
Image thanks to Pete Baker
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Click below to download the HPC landscape Scheme news Sept 2018