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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?

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are adapting how the Community Heritage Fund operates, we have postponed the next deadline – 17:00 on Wednesday, 10th June 2020 – and will not be accepting applications pending further notice. If you have an idea for a project we would still like to hear from you. Please contact a member of the team either by e-mail: info@revitalisingredesdale.com or phone: 07552269363.

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.
  • The Northumbrian 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 between £500 – £2,000 (including VAT)
  7. Applications are open to any organisation, business, or individual. 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are adapting how the Community Heritage Fund operates, we have postponed the next deadline – 17:00 on Wednesday, 10th June 2020 – and will not be accepting applications pending further notice. If you have an idea for a project we would still like to hear from you. Please contact a member of the team either by e-mail: info@revitalisingredesdale.com or phone: 07552269363.

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