In 2005 Hanson UK set up the Greenhow Enhancement Fund to mitigate the impact of the extension of Coldstones Quarry in Greenhow on the surrounding landscape.
The aims of the fund are to:
maintain and enhance habitats, species and landscape features
create new habitats and buffer areas
restore linkages between habitats
monitor existing, restored, newly created and translocated habitats
Only projects in the area shown on the map shown in the guidance notes about the Fund are eligible for grants, although the Trustees have the discretion to award grants to projects outside this area.
Applications must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of meetings of the Trustees. 2017 meeting dates are as follows:
The fund is worth £130,000 in total with allocations spread over each year until the end of the quarry's life in 2027. The fund is administered by Trustees drawn from a range of local organisations.
Paul Burgess, AONB Manager
T: 01423 712950