Grants and Funding

The Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project has two grant funding schemes, the Stour Valley Environment Fund and the Sustainable Development Fund.

Both these funds aim to benefit the local environment specifically of the AONB and Stour Valley. Please use the links below to find out more about how you can help support conservation, or apply for funding.

Sustainable Development Fund – Apply Now!

Each year the Dedham Vale AONB receives core funding from Defra, and we ring fence some of the money for a grant fund called the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). It supports projects which will enhance and/or benefit the AONB.

Aerial view of Dedham

Stour Valley Environment Fund – Apply Now!

The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley has established the Stour Valley Environment Fund (SVEF) to support charities and voluntary groups working to enhance the environment in the Stour Valley.