Fund title: Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale by developing partnerships and farm clusters.

Application deadline:

14 November 2017

Fund description:

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) Facilitation Fund has been set up to support individuals and groups that unite farmers, foresters and other land managers in order to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale.

Individuals or organisations from the farming, forestry and other land management sectors or service providers with environmental land management experience and suitable facilitation skills can apply to become CS facilitators.

Applicants will need to demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following: agriculture, forestry, water management or ecology.

The levels of funding received by facilitators depends on the number of holdings that they support and the work that they do. For example, a facilitator supporting 4 holdings could receive £12,000 per annum (£500 per holding and £10,000 delivery costs) up to a maximum of £50,000 per annum for a group of 80 holdings.

 

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-countryside-stewardship-facilitation-fund