The South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme, through registered charity Support Staffordshire, is seeking community organisations interested in running projects which will enhance, protect or celebrate the heritage and countryside of the South West Peak Landscape area.

The Partnership’s Community Grants programme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund until 2020 and is offering grants of up to £10,000 to community groups and organisations including constituted community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, parish councils, churches and schools who are working on projects that develop and promote the built, natural and cultural heritage of the area .

Grants Officer Sally Bentley said, “The important thing is that the project involves the South West Peak itself. We encourage groups to talk to us about their project ideas as many may not realise that their projects meet our objectives and are eligible for our funding – heritage is much more than old buildings, it includes wildlife, people and communities too. Organisations can apply for up to 50% of their project costs. But we can help you look for additional funding and donations.”

The Community Grants programme is part of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme which is supported by a £2.4m Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.

Sally continues, “The deadlines for the next two rounds of South West Peak Community Grants are 9th October 2018 and 21st January 2019.”

Take a look at the Partnership’s website www.southwestpeak.co.uk and if you would like to discuss your project or ideas please contact Sally Bentley or Ruth Wilson, on 01538 381356 or email sally.bentley@supportstaffordshire.org.uk or ruth.wilson@supportstaffordshire.org.uk