Quantock Grants & Funding

Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund

The Quantock Hills AONB Service is delivering the Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund providing grants of up to £5,000 to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals and landscape enhancement projects.

The fund has been provided by EDF Energy and is part of the mitigation measures associated with the Hinkley Point C development. Since its launch in 2015 the funding provided has enabled over 2.6km of new native hedge to be planted, nearly 4km of important hedgerows to be managed, over 230 orchard trees to be planted, 12Ha of woodland brough back into management, nearly 2,000 native trees to be planted and nearly 12Ha of wildflower meadows to be planted.

 

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.

 

Quantock Hills Joint Advisory Chairman, Anthony Trollope-Bellew said ‘The fund has delivered so much to enhance our local landscapes over the past 5 years. It is a great opportunity for our communities to improve their local environments and we hope that by being able to continue 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 contact Iain Porter at iporter@somerset.gov.uk or 07977 412077.

 

Please read and download the fund information sheet 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.”

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