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Ouse Valley CARES Community Pitch

Ouse Valley CARES aims to bring the whole community together to help the environment and create a more sustainable planet for future generations. Find out more about the Ouse Valley CARES Project here.

In partnership with the Community Fund and South Downs National Park Trust, awards will be given to projects aiming to reduce waste and carbon use, support wildlife, raise awareness and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Please refer to the Guidance and Application form, emailing it to us at OusevalleyCARES@southdowns.gov.uk by 5pm 29 October 2021

Unsure if your project is within the partnership area? Check out the map.

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 - Closed

This fund is managed by the South Downs National Park Trust in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and will allocate grants of up to £10,000 through its grant panel.

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