Sussex Lund - apply now for grants

The High Weald AONB Partnership is delighted to announce that the Sussex Lund grant programme has awarded £210,000 for landscape restoration and nature recovery projects during 2020.

The funding will support 50 small-scale, practical projects designed to improve the ecology and landscape of the High Weald. Recipients range from community groups, parish councils and schools to farming cooperatives, charities and landowners.Dormouse (pic: Clare Pengelly_37151

Sussex Lund is a collaboration between the High Weald AONB Partnership and Lund Trust, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The scheme offers grants of between £500 and £10,000 for projects in and around the High Weald (covering parts of Sussex, Kent and Surrey) that improve habitats, wildlife and scenic beauty.

The projects include:

Restoring hazel coppice for dormice and creating glades and rides in woodland

Replacing and installing new barn owl nesting boxes across a 10km stretch of farmland

Planting fruit trees and managing orchards in a nature-friendly way

Creating wildflower-rich grassland to boost the number and diversity of pollinators

Restoring and creating ponds and other wetland habitats

Creating new woodland to provide habitat for a farm’s breeding nightingale population

Potential applicants for Sussex Lund 2021 should contact the High Weald team straightaway for an informal chat and to book a socially-distanced site visit by calling: 01424 723011. For more information on Sussex Lund and the application criteria, see: