Dorset AONB Fund 2023 now open

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a nationally important protected landscape, with vibrant communities and a wealth of wildlife and heritage.

To help keep the AONB special, the Sustainable Development Fund was created by the Dorset AONB Partnership and is now open for applications.

The Dorset AONB Sustainable Development Fund aims to get local people thinking about how they can help keep the landscape in great shape for future generations to enjoy. Now in its seventeenth year, we are proud to have funded over 290 local projects, all very different but all with the local landscape at their core – a selection can be seen below.

You can apply for a small grant from this fund for projects that will help care for, conserve & enhance this special area and the people who live and work in it.

Find more case studies of funded projects, together with further information about the Fund and the application form on our Sustainable Development Fund page.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19th April 2023.