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NEWS FEED: Funding

Community tapestry goes on display

July 2nd, 2015

A tapestry which captures every home in the South Downs communities of Iford and Swanborough has been unveiled for the first time. The artwork, four years in the making, was created by members of the local community with the support of the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund. It is on display at […]

South Downs welcomes £4.8m LEADER funding for rural economy

March 19th, 2015

Three local programmes have received funding of almost £5 million to support their work to boost economic growth, create new jobs and improve the quality of life in rural communities in and around the South Downs National Park. The LEADER programme, announced by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, will provide grants to […]

Brighton cyclists first to benefit from South Downs cycle fund

October 24th, 2014

One of the first off-road cycle routes in the country to benefit from a new cycling fund was officially opened in the South Downs National Park today. Stretching 2.5km along Ditchling Road from the centre of Brighton and out into the South Downs National Park the new path has been designed to be shared by […]

Historic South Downs cart shed conserved in pilot project

July 1st, 2014

Work has now been completed on the conservation of a 200-year-old cart shed in the heart of Up Marden, West Sussex for local people and visitors to enjoy. The project, a pilot which is hoped could be rolled out for other ‘Heritage at Risk’ across the South Downs has been carried out in partnership between […]

South Downs wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to reunite heathlands

June 24th, 2014

Ambitious plans to restore and reunite areas of rare heathland in the South Downs National Park have received initial support*, including £48,300 development funding,  from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to progress the project further. The development funding will help the National Park Authority carry out habitat surveys, build partnerships and get communities excited about […]

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