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    • Digital connectivity Grant Programme

      3rd Dec 2015
      This capital grant scheme will support superfast connection for groups of businesses not planned for inclusion in either the commercial or publicly-funded rollouts of broadband infrastructure. Business estates or clusters in West Sussex have until 15th January 2016, 17:00 to apply to the new Digital Connectivity Grant Programme which will provide ...Read More...

      Leader Grants

      30th Nov 2015
      Leader grants are being targeted towards increasing farm and forestry productivity, farm diversification and helping small rural businesses. To find out more about LEP and Leader funding opportunities there will be a meeting on 15th January 2016 between 12.00 and 14.00 hrs at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst to book a place contact mark...Read More...

      Countryside Stewardship - words of wisdom from Peter Thompson

      10th Nov 2015
      Many of you will no doubt have your own frustrating stories about the new Countryside Stewardship scheme and all the red tape that that involves.  You may be interested in the following blog from Peter Thompson at the Game Conservancy Following my Blog about all the red tape surrounding the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme (November 5th) an...Read More...

      National Park seeks 2 new Secretary of State Members

      25th Oct 2015
      The application window for Secretary of State Member vacancies on various National Park Authorities, Broads Authorities and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Conservation Boards for 2016 has now opened.  Please see the links to the Cabinet Office website below where details of the vacancies and forms can be accessed.  The applic...Read More...

      Rural Growth Funding - Tourism

      9th Oct 2015
      Funding for rural tourism is available via the Enterprise M3 and Coast to Capital LEPs. EM3 offering grants to invest in new or  in existing visitor attractions https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/560ab784e5274a0369000022/call_specification.pdf, whilst Coast 2 Capital is seeking applications from partnerships looking to dev...Read More...

      South Downs Local Plan Consultation

      9th Sep 2015
      Consultation on the South Downs Local Plan Preferred Options is now open and will run until 28th October. To view the documents and submit comments go to https://consult.southdowns.gov.uk/consult.ti/localplanpo/consultationHome...Read More...

      Arun to Adur Farmers Group is launched

      9th Sep 2015
      Following a successful application to the first round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, the newly formed Arun to Adur Famers Group is now up and running.  Consisting of 24 farmers covering some 8299ha, the group spans the chalk downland between the Rivers Arun and Adur.  It is one of 19 successful applications across Engla...Read More...

      SDLM Member wins FWAG Silver Lapwing Award

      9th Jun 2015
      Congratulations to Annie Brown on winning this years FWAG Silver Lapwing Award....Read More...
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