This fund is currently closed.The Mendip Hills Fund is a community fund set up to conserve and enhance the environment, communities and economy of the Mendip Hills.
Grants or loans will be awarded to support community and voluntary groups and to support the non-statutory activities of the Mendip Hills AONB Partnership. The maximum grant/loan available is £2000 although in exceptional circumstances applications for larger amounts may be considered. Applications are welcomed from projects in one of the following categories:
- Conservation and enhancement of the landscape
- Education and interpretation projects to increase awareness, understanding and enjoyment
- Social and economic initiatives including enhancing community facilities and support for start up of social enterprises, eg local food initiatives
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The Mendip Hills Fund will prioritise support for projects that benefit communities and the environment of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) and the area defined by the Mendip Hills National Character Area (NCA 141). The Fund will also consider projects in adjacent areas where benefit to the Mendip Hills and its communities can be demonstrated.
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