LOCAL AUTHORITY GRANTS

In early January, the Chancellor announced a grant worth up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors impacted by the most recent lockdown.  This is aimed at those paying business rates, but there is also a discretionary fund to support other impacted businesses. Read the announcement here and contact your Local […]

SELF EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

The third round of this Scheme  is now open covering the period from Nov – Jan, with a grant of 80% of average profits capped at £7,500.  To be eligible, your business must have experienced a significant reduction in profits due to coronavirus in this period.  The claim deadline is 29th January and there is […]

GRANT UPDATES

CP SMALL GRANT SCHEME – ACCEPT YOUR OFFER BY 18TH JAN If you have been offered a grant, you must confirm availability of the items with your supplier and accept (or withdraw from) your Grant Funding Agreement at GOV.UK, by midnight on 18th January 2021.   STEWARDSHIP SCHEMES We are expecting information about the 2021 Stewardship […]

ADVICE FOR FARMERS WITH COVID OR WHO ARE ISOLATING

The Government updated its Advice for people with animals on 29th December which includes farmers working with livestock.  The Farmer Network has also received further guidance from local government that farmers with COVID, or who are isolating, must stay at home and not travel off the farm to tend livestock. This includes farmers not living at the farm, or […]

COVID-19 Information

This briefing provides information about the Government support available to businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.  For more details, click Coronavirus Business Support and with any questions, please contact the Farmer Network on 01768 868615, or E mail: Veronica@thefarmernetwork.co.uk. Click the link below to find out more: CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING 15th JANUARY 2021

MANAGING PERMANENT GRASS PROJECT

Are you interested in research on managing permanent grassland for long-term sustainable production?  The SUPER-G project is EU funded and a webinar on the research in Northumberland is here. Sign up to do a phone interview about how you manage your grass and enter a £500 prize draw  

VACANCIES

Farm & Environment Adviser wanted Mitchells Farm & Environmental Consultancy based at Cockermouth is looking for a full time Farm & Environment Adviser to work on applications for the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and the future Environmental Land Management scheme. For details, call Sandy Brown 07801864254.   Millenium Trust apprentice Vacancies for four Countryside Worker […]

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS

The Oxford Real Farming Conference is running from 7-11th January with lots of interesting sessions about sustainable farming and food systems, with speakers and participants from all over the world! There are tickets still available. Webinar: Farming with Trees Tuesday 26th January 2020 7.00pm followed by questions and discussion.  To Book – email fjhugill@yahoo.co.uk  or on the CFE website. The Lower Ure […]

NEW COVID-19 SUPPORT GRANT

The new national lockdown has put additional pressure on farmers with tourism accommodation or who sell to the hospitality sector.  The Chancellor has announced a grant worth up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.  This is aimed at those paying business rates but there is also a discretionary fund to […]

COVID SUPPORT SCHEMES

New lockdown restrictions will put additional pressure on farmers with tourism accommodation or who sell to the hospitality sector.  It is not yet clear what further Government support will be available, but for the latest information: click here.  A summary of the current COVID support schemes are in the following briefing: CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING 30th DECEMBER 2020