Grants and Funding

Details below are for grants administered by the National Park Authority. Please see our external funding page for links to other grant providers in the area.

Partnership Fund

Oysters at Porlock BayThis 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.

Please note during the financial year 2020/21 the fund will be prioritising applications which meet the core criteria and can help with Exmoor's recovery in the wake of the impact of Covid-19. The next deadline for full applications is 14 June 2021 after which all applications that have been received and are eligible will be considered. Subject to funds being available future rounds will be announced after this.
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Farming and Land Management

Porlock ValeThere is a range of support available for farmers and land managers working within the National Park including support for moorland owners, agriculture and forestry.
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Planning Fee Reimbursement

Wootton Courtenay Hall If planning permission is required for a community led project contributing to National Park purposes it may be eligible for reimbursement of the planning fee.
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Renewable Energy

timber stackPayments may be available retrospectively for new renewable energy and heating installations from central government through the Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.
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Carbon Neutral Fund

Dunster Football ClubCommunity 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.
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External Funding

A variety of organisations locally, regionally and nationally provide funding for a range of initiatives. Details of relevant opportunities and links to partner organisations can be found here.
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