Find out about grants to help land owners, managers and access authorities prepare approved stretches for public use.
You can apply for a grant to help with ‘establishment work’. This is work that’s necessary to make the stretch fit for use as part of the England Coast Path.
Get the grant handbook
Email ECPEF@naturalengland.org.uk to ask for the ECPEF handbook.
Natural England will check your eligibility to apply, then email the handbook to you. If you can’t receive the electronic version, they’ll post a copy to you.
What the grant will fund
The grant can cover 100% of your establishment costs. It will pay for items that include:
The full list of eligible items is in the handbook.
Who can apply?
You’re eligible if you’re:
How the grant works
The ECPEF grant is competitive. There’s no limit to the size of grant you can apply for.
Natural England will assess all applications to ensure they meet the selection criteria. They will award grants to submissions which represent the best value for money.
The Rural Development Programme for England funds the ECPEF grant.