Defra Opens Applications for Round Two of the Landscape Recovery Scheme

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Farmers and landowners are able to bid for a share of £15 million to fund projects that protect and restore English landscapes.

Landscape Recovery is one of the three Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes, alongside the Sustainable Farming Incentive and Countryside Stewardship. It is designed to help fund large-scale, long term projects. Projects will deliver on a range of outcomes, including net zero, biodiversity, and water quality.

The scheme will support up to 25 projects across England, with a focus on projects of at least 500 hectares. Applications will be assessed on their environmental and social impact, value for money, impact on food production, and suitability for the scheme.

Applications are open until 21st September 2023. Further details are available on the policy paper published by Defra.