Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) funding opportunities available
Grants available to farmers, land owners and land Managers
Farming in Protected Landscapes is a funding programme for farmers, landowners and land managers. Administered by the Kent Downs National Landscape, they have about £500,000 worth of grants available for spending in the next financial year (April 2024 to March 2025).
Although it’s mostly farmers who have received the main grants, they also accept applications from organisations and individuals carried out in collaboration with a farmer, landowner or land manager.
One example is North West Kent Countryside Partnership, who received FiPL funding to install and monitor Barn Owl boxes in the Darent Valley (with permission given from local landowners and farmers).
A second example is Wild With Wheels who provide guided interactive nature walks for adults and children with disabilities and impairments along the east Kent coastal paths (on land owned or managed by Network Rail, Kent County Council and a local farmer).
If you have an idea for funding you’d like to discuss, please get in touch. They have case officers on hand to help you apply now for FiPL spending in the next financial year (April 2024 to March 2025).
Projects need to contribute to at least one of the four key themes: Nature (biodiversity and wildlife), Climate (projects that help mitigate climate change), People (access, engagement, volunteering and learning about the Chilterns) or Place (landscape character, historical features and archaeology).