Launched today – Exmoor Landscape Conservation Grants

Moorland - the Heart of Exmoor
Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership has teamed up with Exmoor National Park Authority to provide a fund for projects that benefit the Exmoor landscape.

We launched the grant scheme today at Cutcombe market.

The aim of this 3 year grant scheme is to support a range of projects and traditional management works that benefit the landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of Exmoor National Park. Examples could be hedge restoration, river bank protection, scrub clearance, fence removal or prevention of erosion.

This is part of our project called ‘Reconditioning Moorland Character’ – and so of course moorland projects is what we are interested in – but the fund is open to any habitat type on Exmoor. Grants by this fund are up to £2,500 but we welcome hearing about big projects ideas too.

Exmoor National Park Authority’s Partnership Fund has given £100,000 to support the Exmoor Landscape Conservation Grant Scheme and a further £30,000 is available from the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership, which has funds from the Heathcoat-Amory Charitable Trusts and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Find out more

For further information, or if you would like to discuss your project idea, please contact Heather Harley, Conservation Advisor (Farming) on 01398 322277 or email hjharley@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Easy to apply

The application form is very simple, and the target time for a decision for applications is 4 weeks. Download the application form and guidelines from the Exmoor National Park website.

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