Would you like to improve your corner of the High Weald for wildlife or scenic beauty? Do you have an idea that might enable others to access and enjoy this spectacular landscape? If so, there may be funding available through the Sussex Lund 2022 grant programme. Please share the following information with your Parish colleagues and any relevant community groups, church trusts, schools, charities and ‘friends of’ groups in your area who might be interested.

About Sussex Lund
Established by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, Sussex Lund is a collaboration between the High Weald AONB Partnership and Lund Trust. Sussex Lund supports small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald AONB and the hamlets, villages and towns on its fringes.

This year, for the first time it will also supports projects that help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it. 

Download the full grant criteria for more details (or see attached).

How does it work?


  1. Get Started – read our guidance

Please visit the Sussex Lund page of our website, where you can download the Criteria and Guidance sheet and be inspired by case studies of previous successful projects.


  1. Submit an enquiry

Fill out our short online form to register your interest. Whether you already have a project in the works and need an application form or you’re a newcomer in search of more information, submitting an enquiry will help us support you in the most useful way.


  1. Attend one of our events

We are running free webinars and in-person events to help you develop your Sussex Lund project and apply for funding:

Intro to Sussex Lund Webinar – Online
Tuesday 3 May, 4.30PM
Join Gerry Sherwin, Business Manager with the High Weald AONB team, for an informal webinar to learn more about the Sussex Lund application process, assessment criteria and the type of projects that could be funded.

Sussex Lund Community Event – Ashburnham Place, Battle, TN33 9NF 
Thursday 12 May 10.30AM  
Meet the High Weald team and get inspiration and guidance for Sussex Lund projects to improve and celebrate your local area.

Looking for inspiration?
Our Sussex Lund newsletter tells the stories of previous successful projects. You can also view videos of successful grant applicants and explore the Sussex Lund projects map.

Established by High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, Sussex Lund is administered by the High Weald AONB Partnership in collaboration with Lund Trust