Volunteers at Standen Fruit Farm Community Orchard in Kent, who received a Sussex Lund grant in 2021 to manage the orchard to benefit wildlife and the local community. 

  • Would you like to improve your corner of the High Weald for wildlife or scenic beauty?
  • Do you have an idea that might enable others to access and enjoy this spectacular landscape?

If so, there may be funding available through the Sussex Lund 2023 grant programme.


About Sussex Lund

Sussex Lund supports small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald AONB and the towns, villages and hamlets on its fringes. It also supports projects that help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it. Projects focused on farms and woods are eligible, as well as community greenspaces such as churchyards, school grounds, allotments, and recreation areas.

Previous successful projects include:

  • Planting community orchards
  • Restoring ponds and wetland areas
  • Hedge-laying to restore historic boundary lines
  • Managing wildflower precious grassland; and
  • Holding a festival to celebrate the High Weald’s Dark Skies

The annual programme is supported by Lund Trust and administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership. Anyone who owns or manages land in or around the High Weald AONB (map) can apply for grants of up to £15,000.

The application window closes on 3 October, but we recommend you get in touch as soon as possible so we can help you develop your project.


GET STARTED: Read the guidance and submit an enquiry

Please read the grant criteria document and then fill out short online form to register your interest. Whether you already have a project in the works and need an application form or you’re a newcomer in search of more information, submitting an enquiry will help them give you the support you need.


Download the full grant criteria for more details (pdf)


Good luck!


Closing Date: 3 October 2023

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