From the Iron Age to electric bicycles

The reconstruction of an Iron Age-style round house is among the innovative projects to receive funds from Peak District Sustainable Development Fund.

The latest round of grants includes £11,000 towards the reconstruction of a round house at the non-profit making Nightingale Holiday and Conference Centre in Great Hucklow.

The grant will help fund the construction, open days and heritage workshops for schools and local people.

Other projects to benefit include: the Kinder 80: Trespass to Treasure celebrations which will receive £1,500; professional folk musician Bella Hardy who will get £9,000 for a project involving local musicians featuring traditional and newly-composed ballads based on the area; and £11,000 to help expand the Peak District Electric Bicycle Network.

Chair of the SDF panel Pauline Beswick said: “We are pleased to support these inspiring projects that will benefit local communities for many years to come.”

The Peak District National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund supports projects in and around the park.

A panel of independent assessors decides the grant applications four times a year. To find out more go to www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/sdf or call 01629 816200.