PROJECTS that promote sustainability in the New Forest – especially those encouraging car-free travel – could get grants of up to £50,000 from a new fund.

The Sustainable Communities Fund combines grants schemes for sustainable living and working within the National Park, with grants available for up to 75 per cent of a project’s cost.

Applications are now being accepted from anybody planning to launch or expand a project that supports:

  • Cultural heritage 
  • Biodiversity 
  • Awareness of why the New Forest is special 
  • Engagement of people with the National Park 
  • Provision of local food and goods 
  • Reducing carbon emissions in the National Park n Sustainable transport options including cycling facilities.

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