Sustainable Development Fund

Helping enhance Colyton Primary School's outdoor education area.

The East Devon AONB Partnership have secured £20,000 of Defra funding, allowing us to continue our Sustainable Development Fund and support projects across the AONB for the financial year Apr 2019 - Mar 2020.  

Support from the fund is available to any individual, group or business with ideas for projects that will benefit the East Devon AONB, its users and surrounding area.

For further information and guidance to find out if your project might qualify:

How to apply

  1. Download our Application Form
  2. Complete your form with help from our Guidance Notes
  3. Refer to our relevant Management Plan policies
  4. Complete the Sustainability (SDF) Checklist 
  5. Email your completed application form to the East Devon AONB team and post a signed copy along with your completed checklist to:
Pete Youngman, East Devon AONB Partnership, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG

Next steps

Once we have received your application it will be judged by a panel of five countryside and wildlife specialists and you may be able to get approval in as soon as four weeks’ time. The funds can be processed quickly on suitable invoice evidence and we can make arrangements to pay in stages if practical.

Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you


Contact Us

East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

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About Us

In England and Wales, our finest landscapes have been conserved through designation as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB

The East Devon AONB was designated in 1963 and is one of 46 AONBs across the UK. A National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty exists to provide general information about AONBs

The South West Protected Landscapes Forum also exists to provide information and a regional voice for the 14 Protected Landscapes that together make up 38% of the South West of England.

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