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South Downs National Park dishes out more than £30,000 to good causes
1:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in Winchester
THE South Downs National Park is pumping more than £30,000 into projects across the downs.
The authority's Sustainable Community Fund (SCF) will benefit eight walks which promote local businesses, the joint promotion of four visitor sites in Hampshire, a new outdoor seating area for a village community centre, and the renovation of an historic pond.
Ken Bodfish, chair of the fund panel, said: “We are proud to give our support to these latest projects.“Any partnership, voluntary group or organisation undertaking a non-profit making project that socially, economically, environmentally or culturally benefits National Park communities can apply for SDNPA Sustainable Communities Funding.”
Initiatives to benefit include an 18-mile walk through ten villages, including Compton, which will receive £2,718, and up to £3,100 to the Hampshire Heritage Collection, for a joint tourism project between Jane Austen's Museum, Chawton House Library, Gilbert White's House and the Oates Museum.
The Sustainable Communities Fund is a £1,000,000 grant fund running from 2011 to 2014. Grants are available for up to 60 per cent of the project cost, from £250 to a maximum of £20,000.
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