The Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust is offering free advice and funding to support the creation of new native broadleaf woodlands. Support includes advice on woodland planting and design, help with completing a woodland grant application, identifying other funding opportunities and recommending contractors. The grants are aimed at creating new woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales National […]
No, you haven’t missed it, there is still no sign of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme despite Defra announcing last autumn that it will open in “early 2019”! We’ll let you know as soon as we have any further information.
I hope that you can help me. I am PhD student in social anthropology with a research project focused on hill farming in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. The anthropological method is immerse oneself in the social life of those we study, typically for one year, in order to grasp how life is truly […]
The National Trust is holding a drop-in session at the Fairfield Restaurant in the Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth on Monday 13 May (3-8pm) for those who are interested in four farms that will come up for let later this year. They are Wasdale Head Hall, High Thistleton and Troutal farms in the western Lake District […]
A new organic support service has been to provide free advice and technical guidance to organic farmers and those considering organic conversion. The Organic Advice, Support and Information Service (OASIS) has been developed collaboratively by independent farm consultancy Abacus Agriculture and OF&G. With 60 years’ experience in the sector between them, Abacus Agriculture and OF&G […]
Bridging Payments will be available to People who have not yet received their BPS 2018 payment and/or an advance payment for their Countryside Stewardship (CS) 2018 claim by the end of March. These payments will be made in April at 75% of the current estimated value of their claims. A single, combined payment will be […]
As well as these workshops, free one to one clinics lasting up to 2 hours are also available and the dates for Cumbria are below (Yorkshire to follow when confirmed). You can book to attend a clinic even if you haven’t attended one of the workshops and it is an opportunity for an adviser to […]
There has been extensive media coverage about the decision to revoke three general licences covering the control of wild birds including several members of the crow family, Canada geese, some gulls, feral and wood pigeons. Following a legal challenge by the organisation “Wild Justice” (headed by Chris Packham), Natural England announced on Tuesday 23rd April […]
Arla UK, in conjunction with McDonalds, is offering grants of up to £10,000 for equipment that improves welfare, provides economic benefit to farm businesses or for environmental improvements. The deadline for applications for this round is 10th May and is only open to Arla members who will have been e mailed direct with details. If […]
3rd May – Hedgerow and Boundary scheme and Higher Level Stewardship applications 31st May – To order a Mid-Tier application pack and to speak to your CSF officer about water capital grants 31st July – Mid-Tier application deadline.
For more information and an application form please visit the website: www.moredun.org.uk/award The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity that is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education. Up to £2,000 is available per award. It is Open to individuals over the age of 18 with the condition that they are […]
RPA drop-in centres will be open from 24 April 2019 until 15 May 2019 and will accept Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship application forms and their supporting documents and will provide receipts confirming submission. The centres are located at Rural Payment Agency offices including: Eden Bridge House Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DX […]