AONB Highlights Projects Receiving SDF Funding

The new St Mary's Quay crane, part-funded by SDF money

Councillors have been briefed on the projects that have received money from the AONB’s Sustainable Development Fund or SDF.

The money for these grants is provided by Defra and is intended to support “innovative projects that conserve and enhance the landscape, the community and contribute to sustainable development in protected areas.”

Eight projects received a total of £33,547 funding this year. These were:

  • Duchy of Cornwall Quay Partners Project for a new quay crane (£6,000)
  • Tresco and Bryher Gig Club for their Sussex Gig Shed interpretation and annexe (£4,500)
  • Isles of Scilly Bat Group for definitive identification of bat species in Scilly (£1,590)
  • Scillonian Sailing and Canoeing Club for purchase of a rigid inflatable boat for safety cover and training (£5,892)
  • Island Carriers for purchase of an electric vehicle (£4,500)
  • Art Scilly Organising Committee for Art Scilly 2012 (£1,975)
  • St Agnes Boating for development of their website (£4,881)
  • Bryher Community Centre Committee for Bryher Information (£3,545)
  • Council’s Children’s Services Department for equipment for environmental education (£664)

There are several projects in the pipeline for SDF funding for the reminder of 2011-2012, including:

  • Development of a lighting protocol (Council’s Planning Department)
  • Yacht Waste Management on Bryher (Bennett Boatyard)
  • Fisherman’s Ice Plant (Scilly Fishermen’s Association)
  • Scilly Folk Festival 2012 (Scilly Folk Club)
  • Equipment for Garden Allotments (Five Islands School)
  • Seabird Recovery Project: composters and rat-proof bins (St Agnes Community)