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Corona-virus Update

As you can imagine, we have been looking at all aspects of our work and deciding whether to continue, delay or cancel.

We will of course remain committed to any grants we have already offered and I am happy for anyone to pass my details on for grant searches and fundraising support.

We have decided to postpone our programmes and activities which encourage community interaction. This includes:

  • The Volunteer Conservation Fund
  • The Sustainable Communities Fund
  • Education and engagement programmes

We strongly encourage you to continue developing your projects and bids in line with national guidance – your projects will be an important part of the recovery process and we look forward to announcing the opening of our grant programmes as soon as practicable.

Some of our programmes remain open and we will be making learning resources available for download where possible.

Mark Rose:
mark.rose@southdownstrust.org.uk
01730 819219

Schools - Resources, competitions and grants

We have a number of initiatives for schools in 2020 – the 10 year anniversary of South Downs National Park!

Please click here for more information.

The Clean-up Create Fund - Postponed

Launching soon – 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 - Postponed

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 - Postponed

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