Up to £1m in grant funding available to farmers and landowners in the High Weald – Brightling, East Sussex – village website

An announcement from the High Weald AONB Unit

Farmers and land managers across the High Weald are benefiting from advice, support and funding from the High Weald AONB team, through the Farming in Protected Landscapes grant programme.

More than £1 million has already been awarded, with more money available until March 2025. We want to get the word out to all eligible applicants, so please share this email with anyone you know who might be interested.

What can I apply for? 

Full criteria can be found on our website, but successful projects so far have included: 

  • Mobile planned grazing infrastructure (fencing, gates and mobile drinking troughs) to enable regenerative farming
  • High seats for deer control programmes
  • Deer larders and chillers
  • Hedge planting to connect existing hedges and woods
  • Habitat surveys and soil testing to inform new farm management plans.

Find more inspiration in our 2022/23 grant summary >>

What is Farming in Protected Landscapes?
The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is funded by Defra and managed locally by the High Weald AONB team, with decisions made by a farmer-led assessment panel. It gives grants for projects in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks that:

  • support nature recovery
  • mitigate the impacts of climate change
  • provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and its cultural heritage; and
  • protect or improve the quality and character of the landscape or place.

Interested? Follow the link below to visit our website and register your interest:

Learn more about Farming in Protected Landscapes