A new service has been launched to support farmers and foresters to apply for the Sustainable Management Scheme.

The scheme offers grants to collaborative groups looking to; improve our natural resources and the benefits they provide, take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve business and community resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Grants can range from a minimum of £10,000 to a maximum of £700,000 to help start up and facilitate new collaborations through to landscape-scale ambition co-ordinating actions and input from several parties to achieve lasting benefits across our communities.

The maximum grant rate for any individual investment project is 100% of the total cost.

The scheme is open to a wide range of collaborations made up of a variety of individual and organisations including:

  • SME and large businesses, education or research establishments
  • farmers, foresters, other land managers
  • community or voluntary groups (inclusive of all non government organisations) associations of owners, community woodlands, and trusts
  • local authorities

The Expression of Interest window opens 26 July 2018.

For further information please visit the Welsh Government website.

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