The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme has been developed by DEFRA and will run from July 2021 to March 2024. The time-limited programme aims to help farmers and land managers adapt to future changes in the agricultural sector.
The programme gives grants for projects in England’s special and unique Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks. It is open to all farmers and land managers within an AONB or National Park in England. The programme will support projects that:
- Recover nature
- Tackle climate change
- Provide opportunities for people to discover the landscape
- Support sustainable farm businesses.
You could get up to 100% funding for projects with no commercial benefit. Projects with a commercial benefit will be between 40% and 80% (depending on the level of benefit). To apply for funding in the first year of the programme, you should apply between 1 July 2021 and 31 January 2022. More details on how to apply here.
For more information click here. If you would like further advise on how the programme can support you, get in touch with our experts. Please contact Charlotte Pearson-Wood MRICS FAAV, Partner on 01892 509280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.