Farming in Protected Landscapes
Farming in Protected Landscapes is a grant scheme for farmers and land managers in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) across England.
The programme has been developed by Defra, and is being delivered locally through the Dartmoor National Park Authority.
It aims to support farmers and land managers in carrying out projects that support the natural environment, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide public access opportunities or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.
Farming in Protected Landscapes is running for four years from March 2021 until March 2025.
Who can apply
- The programme is open to all farmers and land managers from the private, public and charity sector.
- The land where the proposed project will take place must be within the Dartmoor National Park Boundary.
- You must manage all the land included in the application and have control of all the activities you’d like to undertake - or you must have written consent from all parties who have this management and control.
- Other organisations and individuals can apply, if the application is in collaboration with a farmer or land manager, or supports a farmer or a group of farmers.
- Common land is eligible for support. You can apply as a landowner with sole rights, or as a group of commoners acting together.
Farming in Protected Landscapes is not an agri-environment scheme, it is a programme of funding for one-off projects covering the below areas of work.
What the programme will pay for
The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme will pay for projects that provide value for money and result in at least one of the below four outcomes below.
In addition to this, your project must help to deliver at least one of the objectives in the Dartmoor National Park Partnership Plan.
Applying for funding
We are currently accepting enquiries and applications for year 3 (2023/24) of the Farming in Protected Landscape programme.
If you want to discuss your application or have any questions, please contact the Farming in Protected Landscapes team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01626 832093 and ask to speak with a member of the team.