Wolds firms can access cash through grants scheme


Business operating in the Lincolnshire Wolds are eligible for grants for work they do to support the area’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status.

Potential projects need to help conserve and enhance the AONB including landscape and conservation improvements, support sustainable economic and local business ventures, or enhance social wellbeing and community services relevant to the Wolds.

Grants of more than £1,000 are awarded from the Sustainable Development Fund. Smaller grants of up to £1,000 will be referred to the Small Grants Scheme. Up to 75% of total project costs can be applied for.

Projects must be within the AONB, or provide clear benefit to the protected landscape, its communities and businesses, and must be able to be completed by the end of February 2019. The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service is hosted by Lincolnshire County Council, with additional funding from Defra, East Lindsey District Council, West Lindsey District Council and North East Lincolnshire Council.

For further information please contact the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service on (01522) 555780 or email: aonb@lincswolds.org.uk