The Natural England Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund supports people and organisations that bring farmers, foresters, and other land managers together to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. This landscape scale approach can cover land under existing agri-environment and forestry/woodland agreements, common land and land not currently covered by a scheme. It builds on the principles of partnership working to deliver environmental benefits. The facilitators of 98 Farmer Clusters in England are currently funded this way. All the information can be found here.

Find out more about the Natural England Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, how to get paid and agreement conditions:

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The guide covers:

  • what facilitators do
  • who can apply
  • selection criteria and process
  • what payments are included
  • how to apply
  • what happens after applying
  • how to get paid
  • agreement conditions