Farmers are being encouraged to do even more to improve the environment along with food production. Towards that aim are a range of new funding streams paving the way into Environmental Land Management and don't forget (as if we could) applications for this year’s Basic Payment Scheme are just around the corner.
Filling the gap between the old and the new are one-off Farming in Protected Landscapes funded projects and the reinvigorated Countryside Stewardship scheme (which deserves renewed interest) offering:
- Mid Tier
- Wildlife Offers
- Higher Tier
- Capital grants
- Protection and Infrastructure
- Woodland support grants
- Implementation Plan (PA1) and Feasibility Study (PA2) grants
From the English Woodland Creation Offer - a new standard for support to create woodland as small as one hectare - through the Farming Investment Fund, to robust Carbon standards offering added dimensions to land management and private investment opportunities, we are being encouraged to think differently.