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Landowner grants

Landowner grants

There are several grants schemes open to landowners and land managers. Contact us for support with applications.

Farming in Protected Landscapes

Farming in Protected Landscapes is a grant programme for farmers and land managers in national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

The programme, developed by Defra and delivered locally through the New Forest National Park Authority, supports farmers and land managers in carrying out projects that support the natural environment, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide public access opportunities or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses. The programme runs from July 2021 until March 2024.

Read more about Farming in Protected Landscapes.

Future Farming Resilience Fund

The fund is designed to provide business support to farmers and land managers during the early years of the agricultural transition.

Get free access to organisations who help farmers and land managers to:

  • Understand the changes that are happening
  • Identify how, what and when they may need to adapt their business models
  • Access tailored support to adapt.

Read more about the Future Farming Resilience Fund.

National Trust Commons Small Grants Scheme

The Land Advice Service runs a grant scheme in partnership with the National Trust, funded by the National Trust’s Higher Level Stewardship scheme (HLS). The scheme provides support for:

  • Applicants who are members of the Verderers Grazing Scheme (VGS) for the National Trust Commons, marking at the Commons rate
  • Applicants where grant support could enable them to fulfil the terms of the VGS (NT Commons).

Read more about National Trust grants.

Countryside Stewardship (Natural England)

Countryside Stewardship provides incentives for land managers to look after their environment. It is open to all eligible farmers, woodland owners, foresters and other land managers.

Read more about Countryside Stewardship.

Verderers Small Grant Scheme

Verderers of the New Forest

Head of Environment and Rural Economy


'We help commoners to continue their ancient way by providing grants, training and advice.'

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