A fund that aims to support projects that show a positive benefit for the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is now open for applications.

The Cannock Chase AONB Development Fund supports projects that demonstrate a strong level of support for the chase and its environment, and the social and economic needs of the local community.

Applications can be made for grants up to £5000 and no project is too small.  Usually match funding of 25% – 50% will be needed but this can be from a variety of sources including ‘in kind’ contributions such as volunteer time or the loan of premises or equipment.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2018.  Any project granted funds must be completed before the end of March 2019.

For more information on how to apply contact cannockchase@staffordshire.gov.uk.