The Facilitation Fund was relaunched on Monday 5 August. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 4th October. If the application is successful, the signed agreement must be returned to Natural England by the 31st December 2019.
The group size remains the same as previous years – a minimum of 2,000ha comprising of a minimum of four holdings. The funding rate is also the same – £10,000 towards running costs of the group (including salary costs) plus an additional £500 per holding involved up to a maximum of 80 holdings.