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Funding Events

The South Downs National Park Authority hosts funding events to encourages communities, businesses and partners to make grant applications that will lever more funding into the National Park.

Forthcoming Events

None at present – please email if you would like to be informed of future events.

Past Events

LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) and Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Funding Seminar

Held on the 15th January 2016 at South Downs Centre, Midhurst, West Sussex

Presentations are available for download:

LEPs LEADER presentation January 2016

This event was organised by the National Park Authority and delivered in partnership with some of LAGS and LEPs that cover the National Park. It was very well attended, with the Memorial Hall almost at full capacity, and received excellent feed-back from attendees.

The event was planned as a simple introduction to the complex funding landscape so that attendees could gauge the relevance of these funds to their own community or business development projects and then have a word with programme managers for 1-1 advice. The agenda was as follows:

Serial Time Topic Person
1 12:00-12:05 Welcome Angie Blowman
2 12:05-12:30 Overview of LEPs & LEADER David Doxford
3 12:30-12:40 Enterprise M3 Deborah Wyatt
4 12:40–12:50 Sussex LEADER Richard Chalk
5 12:50–13:00 Q&A Angie Blowman
6 13:00–14:00

1to1 surgery session, to discuss possible projects, with:

Ken Brown of Fieldfare LEADER

Richard Chalk & Caitlin Shardlow of Sussex LEADER

David Doxford and Mark Rose of SDNPA

Deborah Wyatt of Enterprise M3

7 14:00 Depart