Applicant Guidance for Farming in Protected Landscapes

Applicant Guidance for Farming in Protected Landscapes

Before applying we would encourage you to contact the Farming in Protected Landscapes team at the National Park to discuss your application. Please fill out an online enquiries form.

Fill out an enquiry form

How to apply

You will need to demonstrate how your project delivers against at least one of the Programme outcomes and to provide the details of any partners with whom you have chosen to work. There are four themes in which the programme outcomes are defined covering Climate, Nature, People and Place. You will also need to show how your project connects to the priorities of Dartmoor National Parks Partnership Plan.

Further information can be found in the Guidance for Applicants to the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme (FiPL).

Download the application form

How the application process works

The programme offers small grants of between £2,000 - £5,000, and then larger grants from £5,000 to £250,000.

Applications for less than £5,000 will be decided upon by the project officers with a minimum grant award of £2,000.

Applications for over £5,000 (to a maximum of £250,000 in exceptional circumstances) will be considered by a Local Assessment Panel (LAP). This kind of system has been used locally before for the ‘Sustainable Development Fund.’

The panel is made up of 8 to 12 people including several representatives of the farming and land-owning community. Defra have also requested representatives from Dartmoor National Park Authority, Natural England, the Rural Payments Agency and other specialists. Further information on the Local Assessment  Panel can be found in the LAP Working Structure and Terms of Reference document.

For the year two of the programme, the panel will meet to make decisions every 5 to 6 weeks. Applications must be formally submitted by sending the application form and any supporting documents to

Deadlines for submission are:

  • 5pm Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • 5pm Wednesday 22nd June 2022
  • 5pm Wednesday 3rd August 2022
  • 5pm Wednesday 14th September 2022
  • 5pm Wednesday 26th October 2022
  • 5pm Wednesday 30th November 2022
  • 5pm Wednesday 11th January 2023
  • 5pm Wednesday 15th February 2023

Contact us

For any other questions or more information call us on 01626 832093 or email us at