Our Community Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The Scheme provides a flexible fund which will run throughout the lifetime of the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership and will support groups to develop their own projects to complement Sheffield Lakeland’s four outcome areas.
The following summarises the scheme – but please do download and read the full guidance document before applying.
Who can apply?
The scheme is open to constituted community groups that are based in the Sheffield Lakeland project area and other not for profit organisations wishing to deliver a project in the area or for the benefit of communities on the fringe of or within the Sheffield Lakeland area.
What can we fund?
All projects must contribute towards our vision of a more natural and resilient landscape for Sheffield Lakeland for everyone to value, enjoy, understand and feel part of and must fit within one or more of the programme’s outcome areas:
Outcome 1. A more connected and resilient landscape
Outcome 2: Bigger, better and more joined up natural environment for people and wildlife.
Outcome 3: Better recorded and valued cultural heritage celebrated by local people and visitors.
Outcome 4: A better understanding of the local heritage with more people helping look after it.
If you are unsure about how your project idea fits into any of the above, please contact us to discuss your project ideas. We aim to be as positive in supporting the wishes of the community as possible.
How much can we give?
The scheme will fund up to 75% of the total project value to a maximum of £5,000 (whichever is the lesser amount), the minimum grant will be £500. Groups need to be able to provide match funding in cash, and / or volunteer time for their projects and grants are usually paid in arrrears.
Where can projects take place?
We will fund projects that take place within the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership area as shown on the map below. If in doubt, please contact us before submitting your application.
When can we receive applications?
Award panel meetings are held monthly throughout the year. Applications can be submitted at any time and we aim to provide a response within 6 weeks of receipt. We strongly recommend you contact the Sheffield Lakeland team before you submit your final application form so we can discuss your plans and offer advice. Please send completed forms to Sarah Poulter, Communications and Engagement Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
For informal advice email Sarah Poulter or telephone us on 0114 279 2669.
You can download the application form, guidance notes and map of the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership boundary below.