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SCF Grant Panel Meetings & Submission Deadlines

SCF Grant Panel Meetings & Submission Deadlines

The Grant Panel consists of ten people from various sectors of the South Downs. It includes two National Park Authority Members and individuals with a variety of expertise and backgrounds.

The Panel’s role is to advise on grant decisions and develop policy and criteria for the fund. Its members are:

  • Doug Jones (Chair)
  • Pete West
  • Janet Sinclair
  • Christine Seaward
  • Roger Mullenger
  • Richard Pratt
  • Terry Doyle
  • Paddy Cox

Grants Panel Meetings

All grant applications must be submitted 1 month before each decision meeting. Large grant applicants will be invited to attend a short question and answer session at the meeting where their bid is considered so please mark the date in your diary if you will be applying. The next large grant meeting dates are:

  • 19 March 2019 – submission deadline of 19 February
  • 24 September 2019 – submission deadline of  26 August

Small Grants Panel Meetings

Small grants are decided approximately quarterly throughout the year. The following dates have been set:

  • 23 April 2019 – submission deadline of 25 March
  • 25 June 2019 – submission deadline of 27 May
  • 22 October 2019 – submission deadline of 23 September
  • 10 December 2019 – submission deadline of 11 November


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