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
|AHDB||Comms@ahdb.org.uk||0247 5189300||England||Grazing livestock & Cereals|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||07469858749||Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland,
|No particular sector|
|Brown & Coemail@example.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 Groupfirstname.lastname@example.org||01284386111||Suffolk and Norfolk||Arable and sugar beet|
|Ceres Ruralemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||01865790790||Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Norfolk.||Arable|
|Devon County Councilemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||01392383000||Devon and Somerset||No particular sector|
|DJM Consultingemail@example.com||01746714089||Shropshire, West Midlands, South Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire||No particular sector|
|JH Agri Consultancyfirstname.lastname@example.org||07739176667||Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northumberland||Livestock|
|Kite Consultingemail@example.com||01902854797||Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Somerset, Devon, Northampton, Suffolk||Dairy|
|Landworkers Alliancefirstname.lastname@example.org||07875849754||England||Horticulture, dairy, SME meat, mixed farming|
|Laurence Gould Partnershipemail@example.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 Limitedfirstname.lastname@example.org||01539566222||Cumbria, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire||Livestock|
|Natural Enterpriseemail@example.com||01983296244||Isle of Wight||No particular sector|
|NIABfirstname.lastname@example.org||07957966802||Wessex and Cotswolds||Arable|
|Promar Internationalemail@example.com||07971 118688||England||Dairy, Beef and Sheep|
|Ricardo-AEA Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org||01235 753530||England||No particular sector|
|RSK ADAS Limitedemail@example.com||03301 755839||England||Any sector|
|SRUCfirstname.lastname@example.org||07825 781347||England||Any sector|
|The Prince's Countryside Fundemail@example.com||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.