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Farming in Protected Landscapes

Farming in Protected Landscapes

The Defra-funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme runs from 2021 to 2024. The first application window is open from 1 July 2021 to 31 January 2022. Here you can find out more about what the programme can support and how it works.

By supporting the farmers, land managers and people who live and work in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can help protect these exceptional places and support local communities.

Through the programme, farmers and land managers can be supported to carry out projects that support nature recovery, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and cultural heritage, or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses. This is a programme of funding for one-off projects covering these areas of work, not an agri-environment scheme.

You can find details of the programme in the Guidance for Applicants, but the main points are also summarised on these webpages.  We have a web page outlining the application process, along with downloadable forms and guidance documents. 

Information booklet

Download our information booklet about the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.

Contact us


If you have a question about the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme, please email FIPL@northpenninesaonb.org.uk or call 01388 528801 (please note that our office is not always staffed full time as we emerge from the pandemic).

Farming in Protected Landscapes will fund projects for nature, climate, people and place