All projects must comply with the Funding Conditions.
We are not able to fund projects if work has already started or been completed.
- Contact us to discuss the proposals and arrange a site visit. All projects must be discussed with us prior to submitting an application.
- Complete the application form with supporting information (e.g. maps, photos, quotes).
- Each application for funding will be assessed by a panel, based on the following criteria:
- Benefit to the local community – all applications must demonstrate that there is a real local need for the proposed work
- Benefit of access improvement – all projects must deliver against actions from the Countryside Access Plan for the area
- The project’s ‘value for money’
- Long-term benefit of the project
- Support of the Parish Council/landowner
What happens next
- You will be informed of the panel's decision within four weeks of the closing date.
- Send back the acceptance form by the date specified.
- Before commencing work, place temporary signs on site explaining the project (where applicable).
- The case officer assigned to the project will contact you to check progress. You should also contact your case officer for advice as necessary.
- Inform the case officer when work is complete, they will then arrange a final site visit (where applicable) to asses the work and ensure it has been completed in accordance with the offer letter and conditions. When the work has been approved you may submit the grant claim.
- Complete the claim form and send with associated documents (e.g. receipts, photos of the finished work) to the case officer.
- Payment should be received within one month of receiving a properly submitted claim. If you do not receive it within this time please contact the case officer.