The hedgerows and boundaries grant, individually worth up to £5,000, is designed to help farmers and other land managers improve important farmland boundaries.
Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier 2017 is currently open for applications until 5 May 2017 when initial applications must be submitted.
The Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme has now re-opened their LEADER programme for applications. The Programme has been set up to build a sustainable community and economy that capitalises on the area’s environment, landscape, culture and heritage.
Members may already be aware that the Secretary of State has launched the £1m Open Competition for Natural Flood Management.
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is planning to hold a free workshop for those interested in applying for funding under ERDF Priority 4 on Tuesday 31 January 2017 at the LEP Conference Centre, Redhills, Penrith. Typically Priority 4 focuses on Low Carbon Growth - including innovation, energy efficiency, heat networks, renewable energy and whole place low carbon solutions.
The latest round of grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area has been announced, with grant funding totalling £9.7m available to businesses in the food processing, tourism and rural business development sectors.
The Farming Ammonia Reduction Grant Scheme opened on 1 December 2016. Beef and/or dairy farmers can apply for grants for slurry store covers to help reduce ammonia emissions and protect stores from rainwater until 31 January 2017 and grants will be paid by 30 September 2017.
The Yorkshire Dales Local Development Strategy identifies forestry and wood fuel as an important potential growth sector for the area. The Yorkshire Dales Local Action Group (LAG) will invest in projects that develop small scale bio/renewable energy generating capacity and entrepreneurial activity across the sector.
The Forestry Commission is offering free support to help forestry businesses access Rural Development Programme (RDPE) funding.
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme which could help grow your business or improve farming efficiency. A summary of funding is provided below, and for further information and advice, contact CLA North Adviser Libby Bateman at the CLA North Office, telephone 01748 90 7070 or email email@example.com.
LEADER programme areas have grant funding available for farmers and rural business owners who are looking to grow their business, specifically projects which will enhance farm productivity and increase rural tourism.
Local Action Groups are seeking applications from owners or tenants of private forestry holdings and forestry contracting businesses.
Money is available through LEADER to fund projects that will create business growth and employment in rural areas.
Organisations and partnerships may bid for up to £50,000 for individual Natural Flood Management (NFM) projects in England.
North East Rural Growth Network is a partnership under the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) and North East Farming and Rural Advisory Network (NEFRAN).
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme is now open for applications starting from £35,000 are available for businesses looking to invest.
The Rural Payments Agency has launched calls for applications to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the heading of the Growth Programme.
There are a number of funding opportunities from the Rural Development Programme.
Forestry Commission England have opened a new grant that will allow millions more trees to be planted across the country helping to meet future carbon targets. Maximum grants available will range between £6,800 and £8,500 per hectare depending on its location, with the higher rate available where there is an access need and permissive access is granted. Discretionary footpath access payments will also be available.