Funding for your project

The Cannock Chase AONB Sustainable Development Fund is run by the AONB Partnership to help keep the AONB special.

We will support projects that:

Conserve and enhance the natural beauty and heritage of Cannock Chase AONB

Support the social and economic wellbeing of local communities in sustainable ways that care for the environment

Have the support and involvement of local people and meet a recognised local need

Help deliver the AONB Management Plan

We particularly like to support projects that:

Encourage everyone to get involved

Remove barriers to people’s enjoyment and involvement in the outdoors

Bring people together to tackle problems or promote new ideas

More about the fund and how to apply

You can use the Sustainable Development Fund to establish a new project, or to add value to existing projects.

Applications are welcome from public, private, voluntary sector, community groups, individuals and businesses from within or outside the AONB.  You must be able to demonstrate that your project will have a direct positive impact upon the AONB, have a clear public benefit and satisfy the conditions attached to a grant. Decisions on grant awards are made by a Panel of AONB partners and stakeholders.

If you have a project in mind, you are encouraged to speak to us in the first instance when considering applying to the fund. Please contact Richard Harris at the AONB Unit on (01785) 278035 or email: richard.harris1@staffordshire.gov.uk.

More information about the fund is included in the guidance notes and you can also view our privacy notice.

A Word version of the SDF Application Pack is available on request.