The Scheme will run throughout the lifetime of the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership and will support groups to develop their own projects. To be successful 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. It must also 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.
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?
We can fund capital and revenue projects as long as they meet one of the four outcomes. 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 provide a 10% cash contribution and 15% volunteer in kind contributions. Grants are paid in arrears so your group must take this into consideration.
When can you apply?
The grants panel sits monthly. We need your application in good time so that it can be circulated prior to the panel meeting.
Here are some examples of the type of projects we have funded over the first year of our project;
- Stannington Story Festival
- Bradfield War Walks
- Lumberjacks to Lumberjills
- Bradfield Ancient Ways Project
- Morehall Fly Fishing Club access improvements
Advice and support
We are here to advise you on your project idea before you submit a full application. Please contact Sarah Poulter, Communications and Engagement Officer: