24 Jun Farming in Protected Landscapes Funding Launched

Farming in Protected Landscapes was launched today for farmers and land managers within a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Applicants can apply between 1 July and 31 January 2022.  It is a programme of funding for one-off projects, not an agri-environment scheme. It will support farmers and land managers to carry out 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

For example, the programme might support:

• promoting connectivity between habitats
• replacing stiles with gates on public footpaths, to promote easier access
• conserving historic features on a farm, such as lime kilns or lead mining heritage
• supporting a locally branded food initiative that promotes the links between the product and the landscape in which it is produced
• action to reduce carbon emissions on a farm
• gathering data and evidence to help inform conservation and farming practice

Further information can be found here.

To apply you need to contact your local protected land body in the first instance for example the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District National Parks. 

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