Funding to protect our special landscapes

Herefordshire’s stunning rural scenery means that we’re fortunate enough to be living in a county with not one, but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). These are the nation’s most special and unique places, which are living, working landscapes that also support a huge range of habitats and species, and are enjoyed by millions of people every year.

‘Farming in Protected Landscapes’ is a DEFRA-funded programme which is currently open for applications in England, offering support for farmers and land managers (including from the private, public and charity sector) who live and work in AONB areas, to help protect these outstanding places and support local communities.

The programme is for one-off projects that support nature recovery, reduce 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.

For the full details about eligibility, to check the area map, and how to apply, visit the Wye Valley AONB website or the Malvern Hills AONB website. Let others know about this great opportunity.

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