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NEWS FEED: Funding

South Downs Food Tourism Project wins Government Grant

December 6th, 2016

Sussex-based Natural Partnerships has been awarded a grant from the new Government ‘Championing British Food Tourism’ scheme, to help support ‘foodie’ tourism to the South Downs region, it was announced by Defra this week. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “Food is at the heart of our culture and we want it to be at the […]

£1.44 million lottery funding will help endangered heathland wildlife

September 2nd, 2016

Ambitious work to restore and reunite areas of rare heathland in the South Downs National Park will start this autumn thanks to a £1.44 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). South Downs heaths are not only home to rare plants and animals – such as the sand lizard, woodlark and silver-studded blue butterfly […]

World Ranger Day

July 29th, 2016

It takes a special kind of species to care for the habitats of the South Downs National Park. Our rangers dedicate their time to looking after our landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage and finding ways to help people understand and enjoy them. Our rangers have been involved in many of our biggest achievements this year, […]

Give thanks to South Downs Way with new donation scheme

December 30th, 2015

More than 20,000 long-distance walkers, cyclists and riders complete the 160km South Downs Way every year and many more will explore a section of it. Some for pleasure, others for the challenge and many to raise money for charity. A new donation scheme means that people who’ve enjoyed the trail have the chance to give […]

£225k pilot to improve rural broadband in West Sussex

November 20th, 2015

£225,000 is being made available as part of a pilot grant project to improve connectivity for groups of businesses in West Sussex. The new scheme, available from 30 November, is being launched at a ‘digital access’ summit convened by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert on Friday 20 November, hosted by the South Downs […]

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