The application process

The application process

Fill out an enquiry form

We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in applying to fill out an enquiry form, a member of the Dartmoor FiPL team will be in contact to discuss your proposal in due course.


  • Demonstrate how your project delivers against at least one of the FiPL Programme outcomes: Climate, Nature, People and Place.
  • Be within the Dartmoor National Park boundary
  • Show how your project connects to the priorities of Dartmoor National Parks Partnership Plan.
  • Provide the details of any partners that you have chosen to work with.
  • Complete your project by March 2025.

Approved projects

Guidance for applicants

Applicant checklist

Download application form

Application assessment

The programme offers small grants of between £2,000 - £10,000, and then larger grants from £10,000 to £250,000.

Applications for less than £10,000 will be decided upon internally by the FiPL project officers, with a minimum grant award of £2,000.

Applications for over £10,000 (to a maximum of £250,000 in exceptional circumstances) will be considered by a Local Assessment Panel (LAP). Similar systems have been used locally before, for instance, with the ‘Sustainable Development Fund.’

The panel is made up of 8 to 12 members, including several representatives from the farming and land-owning community. Defra requested representatives from Dartmoor National Park Authority, Natural England, the Rural Payments Agency, and other local specialists.

LAP Working Structure and Terms of Reference

For the duration of the FiPL programme, the panel will meet to make decisions every 6 weeks. Applications must be formally submitted by sending the application form and any supporting documents to

Local Assessment Panel: meeting notes

Farming in Protected Landscapes
Year 1, 2021/2022
Farming in Protected Landscapes
Year 2, 2022/2023
Farming in Protected Landscapes
Year 3, 2023/2024

Decisions are made in the context of wider programme management, including reference to the Farming in Protected Landscapes National Framework, in addition to the Dartmoor National Park and Defra policy that may not be specifically recorded in the meeting notes or project descriptions, but provide important background to decision making and management of grant awards. If in doubt, please contact the Dartmoor FiPL Team for an explanation.

Submission deadlines


  • Tuesday December 5th, 2023
  • Tuesday January 16th, 2024
  • Tuesday February 27th, 2024
  • Tuesday April 9th, 2024
  • Tuesday May 21st, 2024
  • Tuesday July 2nd, 2024
  • Tuesday August 13th, 2024
  • Tuesday September 24th, 2024
  • Tuesday  November 5th, 2024

Contact us

For any questions or for more information email us at, or call us on 01626 832093.