Hill Farm Project Latest News

Latest News

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary 2018:

This year’s bursary focuses again on supporting young people to help them pursue their chosen rural careers by providing a Land Rover vehicle to help complete day-to-day work or project related tasks. 

The bursary is open to young people aged between 21-35 years old who believe their business or career would benefit from the use of a Land Rover.

Five young people will have the opportunity to win the lease of a Land Rover Discovery or Discovery Sport for 12-months, to support their career in farming or another rural business.

  • Entrants must be aged between 21 – 35 and pursuing a career in farming or a related profession.  
  • Entrants can apply for professional or community use.
  • All entrants must have a full driving license and have more than two years driving experience.                     
  • All applicants must live in the UK.


The closing date is 5pm on Monday 30th April.

For further information please contact Lucy Smith on 020 7566 8749

Current Funding: We are grateful to the Prince's Countryside Fund, DNPA, the Duchy of Cornwall and the Heritage Lottery Fund for our current funding from 2017-2020.

The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme: Dartmoor Hill Farm Project is one of 15 partners working throughout the UK to deliver 'The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme', aimed at businesses who's primary enterprise is beef, sheep or dairy.

Heather Beetle: In many areas, the Heather Trust believes that the heather beetle has been instrumental in driving the change from heather to grass dominated moorland. They request any records of  heather beetle damage on Dartmoor. Please respond directly to the Heather Trust if you have observations from 2018. Here is the FORM.

Drop in Desk: We have a drop-in computer desk with internet access and printer available for Dartmoor farmers to use at the DHFP office. In some cases we can book computer trainers to help you with a particular programme or aspect of IT that will help your farm business.  

FECPAK Hire: Farmers can borrow one of our two FECPAKs for 3 months to see how you get on with checking the worm burden of your sheep on farm. A Payment of £30 is needed and you get the support of a farmer mentor to show you how to set it up and use it. 



The Hill Farm Project newsletter currently has a circulation of over 500 farmers on Dartmoor.  It is produced quarterly, with additional mail-outs for special issues or events: Our next newsletter is due out at the end of November, e alerts are going out frequently.  

February 2018 Interim Newsletter

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September 2017 Interim Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Interim Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Interim Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

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April 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

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