The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers almost a quarter of Shropshire. It's a living landscape, loved by locals and visitors alike for its quality of environment, rich history, and for walking, relaxation and inspiration.
This website will help you to discover what’s special about the Shropshire Hills, ideas for enjoying and exploring, and the work being carried out to look after the AONB and promote its qualities.
Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme
This is a new Defra funding programme from July 2021 to April 2024 aimed at farmers and land managers in England’s Protected Landscapes (AONBs and National Parks).
The programme is for one-off farming projects that can demonstrate benefits to climate, nature, people and place.
It is open to farmers, land managers and landowners (including from the private, public and charity sector) with land within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The AONB Partnership is providing support and administering the programme locally.
Conservation, campaigning & leadership
project for 17 -21 year olds
in the Shropshire Hills
Set against a backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of the natural world, AONBs are in a good position to do something POSITIVE about this locally.
Our Green Leaders programme is helping young people to take action through campaigns and projects. Workshops this autumn/winter include:
- 20th November, How to be Heard: your voice & lessons in leadership
- 14th December, Influencing Change: policy, governance & your environment
*part of the Green Leaders AQA Unit Award Scheme*
Our Conservation Fund is open for applications
This is a small grant pot, administered by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust, to support projects that deliver practical conservation work in the Shropshire Hills or involve young people in activities relating to the conservation of the area.
Grants are awarded for activity within a particular Financial Year (April to the end of March) and projects need to show a clear public benefit.
Grants in the range of £500 – £2,000.
Deadline for expression of interest: 18th February 2022.
News & Activities
Talk: Opening the Ark, Bishop's Castle Town Hall
Green Leaders: Influencing change, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
Bishop's Castle Arts Festival, venues through out the town
Grants available for local conservation projects
COP26: Youth Empowerment in the Shropshire Hills
Pole Cottage, Peregrines and Pigeons – help us to discover more
AONB Partnership News, September 2021
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