Many local authorities within the Cotswolds AONB offer grants for a variety of projects that benefit the long-term health of the area. Because funding streams, job titles and grants are continuously changing you are advised to contact your local councils at an early stage in the development of ideas.
It is important to realise that many grants today are aimed at projects with community involvement and/or involving a partnership approach between different bodies and private individuals.
Funds available from councils vary between 30% and 50%. Grants tend to operate on a first-come, first-served basis; however the different grant schemes are administered in a variety of ways.
For further information please contact the relevant council from the list below.
Key questions to consider:
Which are your local councils?
Are there other partners (government agencies, grant giving bodies, voluntary organisations, educational establishments, private individuals, businesses etc) who could be involved?
What other financial support and volunteer time can you offer to match funds?
What types of project are you involved in?
- Wildlife conservation
- Historic buildings
- Youth and community
- Recreation and public access (open spaces)
- Local History
- Economic development
Local authority contact details
- Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) - 01225 477000 www.bathnes.gov.uk
- Cheltenham Borough Council - 01242 262626 www.cheltenham.gov.uk
- Cherwell District Council - 01295 252535 www.cherwell-dc.gov.uk
- Cotswold District Council - 01285 623000 www.cotswold.gov.uk
- Gloucestershire County Council - 01452 425000 www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
- Wiltshire Council - 0300 456 0100 www.wiltshire.gov.uk
- Oxfordshire County Council - 01865 792422 www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
- South Gloucestershire Council - 01454 868009 vwww.southglos.gov.uk
- Stratford-on-Avon District Council - 01789 267575 www.stratford.gov.uk
- Stroud District Council - 01453 766321 www.stroud.gov.uk
- Tewkesbury Borough Council - 01684 295010 www.tewkesbury.gov.uk
- Warwickshire County Council - www.warwickshire.gov.uk