Northumberland National Park benefits from a significant amount of external funding each year, providing the opportunity for local people to run trial projects, deliver services is specific areas, address new agendas and engage with activities with partners, which would otherwise be restricted by a lack of core funds.
External funding can be defined as additional resources secured beyond those normally available to the applicant. Typically these resources are secured through competitive bidding for a project idea.
When seeking resources for a project, there is rarely a single fund or fund provider who will provide the complete solution. Fund providers will quite often be specific about the level of funding they will provide, either in percentage terms or up to a financial limit. The most effective way to secure the full funding required is to identify a range of potential sources and co-ordinate the development and submission of funding applications so the secured grants are available at the same time. Securing funding from more than one source is known as ‘match funding’.
For further information on sources of external funding, please consult our external funding providers page.