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Business & local produce projects

Craft Workshop Co-operative, Sedbergh
An SDF grant of £3,000 supported the purchase of retail displays for the Craft Workshop Co-operative in Sedbergh
Craft Workshop Co-operative, Sedbergh
Clapham village store
An SDF grant of £8,602 helped improve the retail offer in the community-run village shop in Clapham.
Clapham village store
Ales Way Trail
A grant of £3,000 helped support the set up of the Ales Way Trail, which promotes local pubs in Upper Wharfedale
Ales Way Trail

Community projects

Examples of SDF projects which have improved community facilities

Broadband projects

Examples of broadband projects funded by SDF

SDF has supported a wide range of projects that will contribute to the local economy, including local produce and makers. A case study and some other recent examples feature below.

Waste not, want not

Turning wood shavings into fuel that heats a workshop was the aim of a Dales-based cabinet and furniture making business, Kent Furniture Ltd.  The company compresses waste wood shavings in a briquette-making machine.  The main objective was to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions by recycling a waste product that will then be used in a wood-burning stove to provide heating.

The applicant is an established family business, based in Grassington that sells furniture to individuals in the UK and overseas. They employ local craftsmen to create traditional high quality furniture using timber from sustainable and managed environments. The £4,500 grant helped to pay for the briquette making equipment.

Other completed projects

And in the pipeline...

Community projects

Examples of SDF projects which have improved community facilities

Broadband projects

Examples of broadband projects funded by SDF

Access & recreation projects

Examples of access and recreation projects funded by SDF

Wildlife projects

Examples of wildlife conservation projects funded by SDF

Heritage projects

Examples of cultural and built heritage projects funded by SDF

The SDF story so far...

Facts & figures and projects funded to date, by year

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