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The Future Farming Resilience Fund: access free support

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The Future Farming Resilience Fund is designed to provide business support to farmers and land managers during the early years of the agricultural transition.

It does this by awarding grants to organisations who help farmers and land managers to:

  • understand the changes that are happening
  • identify how, what and when they may need to adapt their business models
  • access tailored support to adapt.

I'm really pleased to share that, as of today, we've awarded grants to 19 organisations so that they can provide the interim phase of this resilience support. (We are taking a phased approach to the support: initial, interim and scale-up. You can read more about our 3-phase approach in my earlier post).

At the bottom of this post, I'll share the details of those 19 organisations, their location and their contact details.

The support will be available, free of charge, from August onwards. Any farmer or land manager currently in receipt of Direct Payments is eligible to apply.

We recommend getting in contact with the organisations early to avoid missing out on this phase, though a further phase of support will be available from 2022.

We'll blog about our progress and share details about how we will further scale-up the support in 2022. To keep up-to-date, subscribe to the Future Farming blog and sign up to Defra’s e-alerts if you haven't already.

Future Farming Resilience Fund providers

Organisation Contact Phone Coverage Sector
AHDB Comms@ahdb.org.uk  0247 5189300 England Grazing livestock & Cereals
Berrys 

 

will.davies@berrys.uk.com 07469858749 Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland,
Leicestershire, Derbyshire.
No particular sector
Brown & Co defraffr@brown-co.com 01480 598875 Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Humber, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bucks, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Essex, Kent, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset. Targeting all farmers and farm types including arable, livestock, mixed and roots. An emphasis on tenants, older farmers and those under financial pressure.
Bury Beet Group jamie.gwatkin@virgin.net 01284386111 Suffolk and Norfolk Arable and sugar beet
Ceres Rural  sebastian.murray@ceresrural.co.uk george.badger@ceresrural.co.uk 01865790790 Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Norfolk. Arable
Devon County Council linda.wilson@devon.gov.uk  charlotte.molyneux@devon.gov.uk 01392383000 Devon and Somerset No particular sector
DJM Consulting helen@theruralbusiness.co.uk 01746714089 Shropshire, West Midlands, South Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire No particular sector
JH Agri Consultancy jhadwin@jhagriconsultancy.co.uk 07739176667 Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northumberland Livestock
Kite Consulting jennie.moore@kiteconsulting.com 01902854797 Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Somerset, Devon, Northampton, Suffolk Dairy
Landworkers Alliance jyoti.fernandes@landworkersalliance.org.uk 07875849754 England Horticulture, dairy, SME meat, mixed farming
Laurence Gould Partnership keith@laurencegould.com 07968412052 Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surry, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham No particular sector
M B Hodgson & Son Limited kathryn@nwauctions.co.uk 01539566222 Cumbria, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire Livestock
Natural Enterprise graham.biss@naturalenterprise.co.uk 01983296244 Isle of Wight No particular sector
NIAB elizabeth.stockdale@niab.com 07957966802 Wessex and Cotswolds Arable
Promar International sandra.callwood@genusplc.com 07971 118688 England Dairy, Beef and Sheep
Ricardo-AEA Ltd ffrf@ricardo.com 01235 753530 England No particular sector
RSK ADAS Limited resilience@adas.co.uk 03301 755839 England Any sector
SRUC neil.carter@sac.co.uk 07825 781347 England Any sector
The Prince's Countryside Fund project@countrysidefund.org.uk 07551848892 Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham Dales, Peak District, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lincolnshire, Herefordshire, Cornwall. There will also be a virtual group. Dairy, Beef and Sheep

Watch: videos from farmers

We asked 3 farmers who accessed business advice from the Future Farming Resilience Fund in the initial phase to tell us about their experience.

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