Grants are available on the following basis:

  • There is a total pot of £60,000 to spend over the course of three years with a maximum grant of £5,000 for any one project
  • Grant awards will normally be within the range of £500 - £3,000 per project, and up to £1,000 for events

  • We will require applicants to have at least 25% match funding in cash or volunteer time; unskilled volunteer time is valued at £50 per day, skilled volunteer time at £150 per day, professional volunteer time at £350 per day

  • Other sources of grant can act as match funding including the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s Roger Stott Community Fund but not the Friends of the Lake District Landscape Grants (which has very similar criteria)
  • Grants will be subject to assessment against other applications and to ensure that we get a good spread across the area and across different organisations, so no funding is guaranteed even if projects meet the above criteria
  • You will be required to sign a Grants Acceptance Agreement stating that your project will meet the Westmorland Dales aims and which outlines the terms and conditions of your grant. For larger grants, reports will also be required at key milestone points.
  • Payments will be made (by electronic means) on completion of the project, or in stages if agreed for larger projects, and satisfactory completion of a project reporting form, before and after pictures, evidence of promotion, etc.
  • We reserve the right to reclaim grant monies if the project is not carried out as agreed