Grants and Community Projects

The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service work with communities, local businesses and rural industries on numerous projects.
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These include landscape, conservation, access, information and business improvements and ventures.

We are pleased to announce extra funding has been made available to run a streamlined grant programme for 2022-2023 AND a higher percentage of contribution is now available to applicants. The funding window is now open and applications will be processed throughout the year until the end of December 2022, or earlier if money has been allocated.

All projects must be within the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and must be completed, with the paperwork signed off, by the end of February 2023 in order to meet the end of financial year deadlines.

Applications are open to businesses, community and voluntary groups and public sector organisations with a bank account and an e-mail account. We are offering help in funding opportunities for projects that can deliver actions from the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Management Plan, with potential applicants advised to contact the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service early to guide them through the process. Previously funded projects include community facility improvements and events, landscape improvements, economic activity and raising awareness.

Please see below for guidance and an application form – do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support with your potential project.



To Apply

To apply: Please contact us via 01522 555780 for general advice.

Download our application forms and guidance notes below:

Grant Scheme Guidelines 2022

Grant Scheme Application Form 2022

And refer to the AONB Management Plan so you can link your application/project to its delivery

There's a whole lot more grant giving bodies out there – check out the Funding Portal for the most up-to-date information on business and community grants

Lincolnshire Funding Portal

Other useful websites to search for grants and funding available in Lincolnshire are: