South West Peak Community Grants Scheme Opens Second Round for Applications

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Cows peep over a stone wallThe second round of the community grant scheme for the South West Peak is now open for applications. Grants from £500 to £10,000 are available to community groups to fund up to half of the costs of projects that will enhance, protect or celebrate the heritage and countryside of the South West Peak Landscape area.

Projects funded in round one of this grants programme have included the printing of a book detailing old gravestones, repairs to an 18th Century church, and a group learning traditional wool processes.

The South West Peak Community Grants scheme is offering a total of £300,000 in grants over the next three years to support the dreams and ambitions of community groups throughout the South West Peak to enable them to run projects and activities that benefit the area and its varied landscape.

Community Grants are available to constituted community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, parish councils and schools who are working on projects that develop and promote the built, natural and cultural heritage of the area. The qualifying area stretches from Lyme Park in the north to Waterhouses in the south, and from the outskirts of Bollington in the west to the edge of Hartington in the east.

The grants scheme is managed by Support Staffordshire and is part of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership scheme, a multi-agency programme led by the Peak District National Park Authority with the support of a £2.4M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The closing date for round two of this scheme is 16th October 2017. To find out more and get an application form please contact Sally Bentley, South West Peak Community Grants Officer at Support Staffordshire on 01538 381356 or email

This is an archived press release

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