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.

Covid-19 Response Fund

Response Fund logoThe fund seeks to provide small fast-track emergency response grants of up to £1,000 to partner organisations, who are delivering against National Park purposes, and impacted as a result of Covid-19.

A total pot of £20,000 available to support organisations that are facing short term challenges as a result of Covid-19 (such as a loss of income or increasing costs) or who are developing initiatives as a response to challenges identified as a result of Covid-19 to help with recovery.

Ensure you read the full guidance notes before making an application.

Guidance Notes (PDF)

Application Form (Word)

This is a competitive process with a limited pot to allocate. All eligible applications received by midday 1 June 2020 will be considered for support, with decisions made within no more than two weeks. Further applications will be taken after this subject to availability of funds

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 the fund is currently closed to new applications as of April 2020

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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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