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Community Heritage Fund

Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership is offering support for local projects! Do you have an idea for a project that celebrates Redesdale; its history, its wildlife, its people?

Grants of up to £500 – We do not require you to submit an application form, but your proposal will still be assessed by the panel regarding a funding decision. Please send an e-mail to info@revitalisingredesdale.com, outlining details of:

  • Your project
  • Its cost
  • Who will deliver it
  • Who will look after it in the future

We will contact you to find out any additional details and decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so there is no specific deadline for applications of up to £500.

Grants of more than £500 and up to £2,000 – Please download and complete an application form and personal details form (bottom of this page) and send it in an e-mail to info@revitalisingredesdale.com.

The next deadline for applications for between £500 and £2,000 is 17:00 on Thursday, 3rd December.

If you want to discuss a potential project, we would love to hear from you. Please contact a member of the team for more information, either by e-mail: info@revitalisingredesdale.com or phone our Programme Officer, Katie Bridger: 07775110827.

Examples of previous projects supported:

  • Wild Intrigue, a local wildlife business, was awarded £1,885 for Hidden Redesdale project. During summer 2019, they ran a series of wildlife discovery sessions for the public throughout Redesdale.
  • Elsdon Parish Council was awarded £2,000 to reinstate an historic circular tree seat on Elsdon Village Green.
  • St Cuthbert’s Church, Elsdon, was awarded £1,983 for their Heads and Tales project, including securely displaying three enigmatic horse skulls and running a public storytelling event inspired by them.
  • The Redesdale Ramblers were awarded £648 to produce a leaflet detailing walks around Corsenside Parish and improving waymarking.
  • Dr. Neil Murphy (Northumbria University) was awarded £565 to research Tudor Redesdale and lead guided walks around notable reiving hotspots.
  • The Redesdale Beekeeping Group were awarded £2,000 to create a conservation apiary for the native ‘black’ honeybee, as well as running community engagement events.
  • Northumbria Ringing Group were awarded £1,000 to expand their network of Barn and Tawny Owl, Swift, and Tit/Flycatchers nest boxes in Redesdale, as well as running a public nest box building event in early 2020.
  • See the links at the bottom of the page to find out more about all these projects!

To be eligible your project must:

  1. Take place in Redesdale
  2. Celebrate Redesdale; its history, its wildlife, or its people
  3. Be completed by December 2022
  4. Have public benefit rather than private gain
  5. Benefit Redesdale
  6. Cost up to £500 or between £500 – £2,000 (including VAT)
  7. Applications are open to any organisation, business, or individual. 

For grants of between £500 and £2,000, you can download the application form, guidance notes, and promotional poster/leaflet below:

If you know of someone who has a great idea, please let them know!

Community Heritage Fund Projects