Apply for a grant

Apply for a grant

For more information and to discuss funding options please contact Mark Rose:
mark.rose@southdownstrust.org.uk
01730 819219

The South Downs National Park Trust currently has the following grant programmes open for applications:

Grants and Competitions for Schools

Launching in April – We are launching a number of initiatives for schools in 2020 – the 10 year anniversary of South Downs National Park!

The Litter Clean-up Create Fund

Launching in April – This fund is managed by South Downs National Park Trust on behalf of the Boltini Trust. The Boltini Litter Picking Fund will allocate small grants to those carrying out litter picking activities within the South Downs. The programme also involves engagement with schools in the West Sussex area through assembly presentations, workshops and an art competition.

The Volunteer Conservation Fund

This fund is managed by the South Downs National Park Trust in partnership with the Volunteer Ranger Service. The Volunteer Conservation Fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 annually (£2,000 is the average grant) to projects that enhance the National Park and include practical support of the Volunteer Ranger Service.

View this page for more detail on the fund.

The Sustainable Communities Fund

This fund is managed by the South Downs National Park Trust in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority. The Sustainable Communities Fund will allocate grants of up to £10,000 at its panel meetings which take place in April and September each year. Small grants of up to £2,000 can also be applied for at 4 points in each year.

View this page for more detail on the fund.

The Sustainable Communities Fund Endowment has been established through the generosity of our founding donors:

  • James and Amelia Tuittett
  • Simon and Harriet Patterson
  • South Downs National Park Authority
  • Southern Co-op
  • The Gurney Charitable Trust