The Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme is opening for applications in early July 2021 and closes in January 2022, with funding agreements being offered throughout the period.
As a newly released scheme with aims to support a wide range of rural projects, exactly what will be supported is unclear. However, the programme is aiming to 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 Greenslade Taylor Hunt Rural Grants team have considerable experience with similar schemes that have been managed at a local level, such as LEADER and the Productivity Scheme.
Potential projects based on informal initial discussions with funding bodied could include:
Rural tourism enterprises such as “glamping” or pods
On farm processing facilities for food initiatives, potentially milk vending machines or farm shops
Low carbon technology in farming, such as min-til drills or precision equipment
Preservation of heritage assets for future generations
If you are within an AONB or National Park and have a project idea, which you wish to pursue, please contact your local GTH contacts who have wide experience handling grant applications. Please call James Wotton on 07899 955935 or 01404 4622 or Jamie Batt on 07766 301468 or 01935 423474