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Sustainable communities projects

Since 2006 we have funded sustainability projects within the National Park to help groups and businesses reduce their impact on the area. We have awarded £2.4m in grants to over 300 projects that help improve the sustainability of the National Park. Find out more below about how projects make a difference to the environment, community and economy of the National Park. See our grants page for more details of sustainability funding..

Among the projects we have been supporting:

  • A project with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to help remove invasive non-native plants from watercourses.
  • Solent Rescue Independent Lifeboat (based at Lepe Country Park) – replacing fluorescent lights in the boatshed with energy-efficient lighting.
  • Using art to support under-represented groups in the New Forest to connect with each other and develop inspiration from the National Park via a series of creative walks and activities.

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