Support for Farmers

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Future Farming Resilience Fund

Between 2021 and 2027 the payments that farmers get (Basic Payment Scheme) will reduce and ultimately stop.  The Government will be supporting farmers by paying them to improve the environment, improvement in health and welfare standards and the reduction  of carbon emissions. 

ELMS features 3 levels of support that will pay for various sustainable and eco activities that will see the farmers making wholesale changes to the way that they farm.

The FFR is a free and independent support service available until February 2022 to any farmer or land manager in Devon and Somerset that are currently in receipt of BPS Payments. 

The fund offers webinars which will go through the impact that the transition from BPS to ELMS will have on your business.  If required a tailored one to one meeting with a Rural Business Advisor to review how you will be personally affected.   There will also be a series of skills development workshops for anyone on the scheme to attend.

For further information please go to or call 0800 592872

Devon County Council has been awarded Future Farming Resilience funding by Defra to run this project across Devon and Somerset. In order to ensure the project can reach and support as many farmers as possible, Devon County Council are working with a number of delivery partners including Business Information Point (BIP); Somerset Business Agency, the Soil Association, North Devon Plus and the Diverse Regeneration Company.

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