New funding for farmers in Protected Landscapes

Farmers and landowners based in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks can take advantage of new funding opportunities. 

Under the new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, farmers and land managers can get funding to support and improve AONBs, National Parks and the Broads, the country’s wildlife national park.

The programme is a part of Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan.

It is not an agri-environment scheme.

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 has been developed by Defra with the support of AONBs and National Park staff from across England and will run until March 2024.

How to apply

To find out more about eligibility and timescales you will need to contact your local AONB body or National Park authority:

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2022.

Further information

Join the National Association, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty free Zoom webinar in collaboration with Defra, which will focus on Farming in Protected Landscapes on Tuesday 14th December, 5pm until 6pm – Register here.

Read the latest blog from Defra’s Future Farming team about examples of what can be done with the Farming in Protected Landscapes voucher scheme.

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