This page provides information on grants and funding available within the Exmoor National Park Authority to assist community groups, businessess and individuals.
National Park Partnership Fund
This is the main grant funding programme provided by the National Park Authority. The fund seeks to invest in good ideas and projects that will help achieve National Park purposes. The fund is open to communities, voluntary organisations, businesses and individuals.
Grants for farmers and land managers
There is a range of support available for farmers and land managers working within the National Park including support for moorland owners, agriculture and forestry.
Planning Fee Reimbursement Fund
If planning permission is required for a community led project contributing to National Park puposes it may be eligible for reimbursement of the planning fee.
Full details (PDF)
New Audiences Fund
The National Park Authority is able to offer small grants to groups that have not been to Exmoor before or have limited opportunities to enjoy what is special about the National Park due to lack of finances. Grants of up to £1000 per group are available to support a visit. Groups would be expected to raise a minimum of 20% towards the costs of their trip. Applications are particularly encouraged from youth organisations, disabled users, BME (black and minority ethnic) communities and groups based in urban areas.
Application Form (word document)
A variety of organisations locally, regionally and nationally provide funding for a range of initiatives. Details of relevant opportunties and links to partner organsaitions can be found here.
Support for renewable energy projects
Payments may be available retrospectively for new renweable energy and heating installations from central government through the Feed in Tarriff and Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.
Communtiy based projects might be able to benefit from the Exmoor Trust's Carbon Neutral Exmoor Fund. Funding will be offered to communities on the basis that the upfront costs of installing systems will be paid (in whole or in part), and any Feed-in-Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive payments will be assigned to the Exmoor Trust until the funding has been repaid, or until ten years have elapsed from the date that FIT/RHI payments are first made – whichever comes soonest.