The review, conducted by Land Use Consultants, shows that the SDF’s £9.9 million investment has had a great return. The SDF has also created jobs from more than 16% of its projects.
Since 2003, 1,235 projects have received funding and many more people have received advice and guidance.
Narendra Bajaria, chairman of the ENPAA, says: ‘This report gives us a clear picture of the positive effects on businesses, communities and the special qualities of National Parks that the SDF has had.
‘The SDF is contributing to the transformation to a low-carbon society and sustainable living in our parks.’
There are 10 National Parks in England, covering 9.3% of the country’s land area.
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