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New funding for farmers

Farmers and land managers in the South Downs National Park will be able to apply for funding as part of a new initiative to support nature-friendly farming and sustainability.

The Farming In Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme was announced by Defra to help support farmers in England’s 44 protected landscapes.

The National Park’s farming team will be delivering the programme locally in the South Downs and are now encouraging farmers and land managers to apply for funding.

The programme will run between July 2021 and March 2024, with applications open now.

Farmers and land managers can apply for funding to carry out projects that support nature recovery, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand landscape and cultural heritage or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.

FiPL is open to all farmers and land managers, including those from the private, public and charity sectors.

For more information visit

Application forms are available on the website or can be requested by emailing


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