Exmoor National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund has ring-fenced up to £20,000 to be handed out in the form of a number of small grants to moorland managers.
Exmoor Hill Farm Project is running the scheme, called the Exmoor Moorland Management Fund – part of ongoing work to encourage long term sustainable management of Exmoor’s moorland.
The total fund ‘pot’ is £20,000, available as small grants towards the cost of projects that will work towards maintaining and improving heather moorlands through environmental practices such as swaling, scrub control, heather restoration and improved livestock grazing.
Funding can be up to 50% of the project costs (or up to 75% for projects with little or no economic benefit, and/or the applicant is a charity or community group).
Grants will usually be to a maximum of £2,500. Priority will be given to those projects that offer benefits to a wider area or involve more than one project partner/beneficiary. Applicants must be those who are responsible for moorland management on Exmoor or those carrying out works on their behalf (within the Exmoor National Park area).