Community Grants

What is the Land of the Fanns Community Action Fund?

The Fund is a grants programme for communities within and surrounding the Land of the Fanns Project area that compliment the wider delivery scheme and meet some of our main objectives and vision.

Through a grants application process managed by a LotF Community Action Fund Board and the two Commissioning Officers, £15,000 per round will be made available to deliver small-scale projects of up to £5,000.

Groups can apply for funding for projects that take place within/ surrounding the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme Project area and deliver the objectives of the Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP).

Your application and when to apply

Round 2 is open until 31st January 2019.

The documents you will need are:

Guidance Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Form

What to read

Please read the Guidance Notes and FAQ’s for more information about the Community Action Fund.

For more background information about the Land of the Fanns we would advise that you read the relevant sections of the Landscape Conservation Action Plan, including the Landscape Character Area (section 1.2, page 19 of the LCAP) relevant to your project.

Please contact the Commissioning Officers (contact details below) should you need clarification.

How much can you apply for?

Each organisation or community group may apply for up to £5,000 for their project.

How do you apply?

Complete the application form.

Send the form with any supporting documents to the Commissioning Officers.

Once you have sent your application to our office, we will acknowledge receipt.

Applications can be sent in within the dates shown below:

Round 1.   7th February 2018 – 31st July 2018 – CLOSED
Round 2.  1st September 2018 – 31st January 2019
Round 3.  1st March 2019 – 31st July 2019
Round 4.  1st September 2019 – 31st January 2020
Round 5.  1st March 2020 – 31st July 2020

 All projects finished by September 2021

The CAF Board will make decisions in February and August each year and applicants will be notified of the outcome very soon afterwards.

All Community Action Fund grants must be spent and reported to the Land of the Fanns Commissioning Officers within a year of receiving the award.

Commissioning Officers:

Debbie Brady: Heritage Engagement Officer
Tel: 01708 642977             Email: deborah.brady@thameschase.org.uk

Aisling Woodhead: Environment Engagement Officer
Tel: 01708 642978             Email: aisling.woodhead@thameschase.org.uk