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Fund title: Farming in Protected Landscapes

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding for farmers and land managers with projects that support nature recovery, tackle climate change, provide opportunities for people to discover nature and support sustainable farm businesses

Application deadline:

Apply between 1 July 2021 and 31 January 2022 for funding in the first year of the programme

Fund description:

Farming in Protected Landscapes is a grant scheme for farmers and land managers in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). There are two National Parks and five AONBs either wholly or partly in Devon.

The programme will fund projects that:

  • support nature recovery
  • mitigate the impacts of climate change
  • provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and its cultural heritage
  • support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is open to all farmers and land managers within an AONB or National Park in England. This includes farmers and land managers from the public, private and charity sector. Farmers and land managers from outside the protected landscapes can also apply but projects must benefit the protected landscape.

You could get up to 100% of the costs of a project if you will not make a commercial gain through it. If you will benefit commercially from a project, then the programme will fund a proportion of the costs. The amount will depend on how much the project will benefit your business. Applications for over £5,000 will be judged by a Local Assessment Panel.

The programme has been developed by Defra and is being delivered locally by each of the National Parks and AONBs in Devon. Projects will need to align with local priorities. You should refer to the appropriate NP/AONB website for further information and details of how to apply.

The programme will run from July 2021 to March 2024.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/funding-for-farmers-in-protected-landscapes