What We Do
We work in partnership and aim to achieve • an outstanding landscape, rich in wildlife and cultural heritage • a thriving, sustainable economy and vibrant communities • a strong connection between people and the landscape
Farming in Protected Landscapes
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Protected Landscapes – our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – are special and unique places. They are living, working landscapes that also support a huge range of habitats and species, and they are enjoyed by many people every year.
Defra’s new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme will run from July 2021 to March 2024, and will be open to all farmers and land managers within Arnside & Silverdale AONB. Through the programme, farmers and land managers will be supported 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 cultural heritage, or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.
The funding programme is part of Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan. It has been developed by Defra with the support of AONB and National Park staff from across the country and will be delivered locally by protected landscape teams.
Here in Arnside & Silverdale AONB, we will be awarding a total of £132,509 in the first year of the programme, between July 2021 and March 2022. We expect to invite applications for grants of between £2,500 and £50,000 per year, and multi-year applications are encouraged.
Further information can be found on the Defra website.
- Arnside & Silverdale AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes Management Plan Priorities 24 June 2021
- Arnside & Silverdale AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes Guidance for Applicants 19 July 2021
- Arnside & Silverdale AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes Application Form 19 July 2021 (sample)
For an editable version of the application form please contact us directly.
If you’d like to register your interest in applying, you can complete the contact form below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01524 761034.