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Grants available to improve landscape of High Weald AONB

21st June 2023
  • Would you like to improve your corner of the Sussex High Weald for wildlife or scenic beauty?
  • Do you have an idea that might enable others to access and enjoy this spectacular landscape?

About Sussex Lund
Sussex Lund grant programme supports small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald AONB and the towns, villages and hamlets on its fringes. It also supports projects that help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it.

Projects focused on farms and woods are eligible, as well as community greenspaces such as churchyards, school grounds, allotments, and recreation areas.

Previous successful projects include:

  • Planting community orchards
  • Restoring ponds and wetland areas
  • Hedge-laying to restore historic boundary lines
  • Managing wildflower precious grassland; and
  • Holding a festival to celebrate the High Weald’s Dark Skies



Volunteers at Standen Fruit Farm Community Orchard in Kent, who received a Sussex Lund grant in 2021 to manage the orchard to benefit wildlife and the local community. (Credit High Weald AONB Partnership / Simon Heaton)

The annual programme is supported by Lund Trust and administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership. Anyone who owns or manages land in or around the High Weald AONB (map) can apply for grants of up to £15,000.

You can apply for a grant until 3 October, but it’s best to contact the High weald AONB Unit as soon as possible so they can help you develop your project.

Find out more: Sussex Lund 2023 grant programme.