National Grid is inviting applications from Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnerships and National Park Authorities for projects that can deliver reduced visual impacts and landscape enhancements within these protected landscapes.
The online process is simple and streamlined, and expert help is available to all applicants.
When you click on the ‘Apply’ link you will be directed to some Eligibility Questions, which will identify if your project is eligible for consideration. You will then be able to complete the ‘Expression of Interest’, which is a short application. This will be assessed by the LEI team and if your project is deemed suitable you will be invited to complete a full application form.
You are encouraged to submit your Expression of Interest as soon as possible, as in the event that too many Expressions of Interest are received we may need to close the application window early.
How the process works
To see how the three stage application process works in more detail, take a look at our process diagram.
There are two application windows per year. Window 9 opened for expressions of interest in March 2021 and closed on April 2021.The Approvals Panel will meet to consider completed applications for Window 9 in September 2021.
Expressions of interest for Window 10 opened on 6 September 2021.
An application can consist of more than one project (developed by communities or other organisations and groups) into potential funding packages. It should demonstrate the active involvement of wider stakeholders and/or the local community.
If you have carefully read our guidelines and would like to apply, please complete our online application form.
We ask that all expressions of interest are submitted using our online application. However, you can access a Word version of the form, which might be helpful when drafting and planning your application. This form is to be used only as a method of preparation for your full online submission. Only online applications will be considered as complete.
Application form guidance