Grants & Funding

The photo you’ve just clicked on shows one of the Malvern ‘Gasketeers’ about to maintain Malvern’s Historic gas lamps on her bicycle. The Sustainable Development Fund funded the restoration of the lamps and the training of the Gasketeers.

The AONB grant schemes are listed below: all aim to support projects that bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the AONB and which help to deliver the Malvern Hills AONB Management Plan.

Farming in Protected Landscapes Grant

Available for farmers and land managers till April 2024 and this website has further details about the grant.

Sustainable Development Fund Grants

  • Project awards can be between £500 and £3,000.
  • Grants are available for up to 75% of the total project cost.
  • You do not have to live or work within the AONB to be eligible.
  • The grant fund is aimed at supporting projects that bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the area and, where possible, demonstrate innovation .

Landscape Grants 

  • Grants are available for up to 75% of the total project cost
  • You can apply for a grant from Paul Esrich on 01905 845057
  • Supports practical work and projects that help to enhance the landscape, biodiversity and countryside character of the AONB. 
  • Aimed at small landowners, Parish Councils, community groups and other individuals
  • The work must relate to land within the boundary of the Malvern Hills AONB.

Connecting People to the Malvern Hills AONB

If you have a project idea that will connect people to our natural environment in the Malvern Hills AONB, please contact David Armitage on 01905 845055

Past Projects

Need some inspiration? We’ve funded a wide variety of projects in the past.  Take a look at some of them here