From July 2021, Defra will be providing funding to AONBs and National Parks to support farmers, particularly upland farmers (75% of whom live and work in these areas), as part of the Agricultural Transition Plan.
What will be funded?
It will help to grow businesses, create green jobs, enhance biodiversity, invest in infrastructure, and attract more diverse visitors to support local economies.
It will also:
- Fund farm level projects to diversify incomes and prepare for the new environmental land management scheme
- Support wider infrastructure and projects on farmland to support farmers and rural economies
The fund will be administered through local teams and a grant panel.
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