Outdoor seating to be created from fund boost

Litlington Village
Litlington Village

Ten very diverse projects across the South Downs National Park area will benefit from more than £31,500 of funding thanks to the support of the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Community Fund.

The latest project to receive support from the fund include the development of eight walks promoting local businesses, the joint promotion of four visitor sites, a new outdoor seating area for a village community centre and the renovation of a historic pond.

The local project to benefit is a cash injection of up to £7,000 to the Litlington Parish Institute to create an outdoor seating area with level access so that less able community members may use the playground, and rebuild a decaying flint wall.

Ken Bodfish, chair of the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund panel, said, “We are proud to give our support to these latest projects to receive funding from the Sustainable Communities Fund, once again showing great examples of the drive, innovation and community spirit of people living and working across the South Downs National Park.

“Any partnership, voluntary group or organisation undertaking a non-profit making project that socially, economically, environmentally or culturally benefits National Park communities can apply for SDNPA Sustainable Communities Funding.”

The SCF is a £1,000,000 grant fund and for more details visit www.southdowns.gov.uk/communities