Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) is a grant programme for farmers, land managers and people in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
The programme, developed by Defra, and delivered locally through the Broads Authority and Norfolk Coast Partnership supports farmers and land managers in carrying out projects that support the natural environment, mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide public access opportunities or support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses.
The programme aims to supports farmers and land managers in carrying out projects that achieve one of the following:
- support natural environment
- mitigate the impacts of climate change
- provide public access opportunities or
- support nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses
Projects funded so far
In the first year of the programme, in the Norfolk Coast AONB, £173,592.87 was committed to projects. There were:
- 17 expressions of interest
- 11 applications received
- 10 applications approved
In year two of the programme, so far £133,477.24 has been committed to projects. There have been:
- 55 expressions of interest
- 20 applications received
- 16 applications approved