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Where can I find support with grants and funding?

The CLA lists current regional funding opportunities for landowners and rural businesses on their Funding page. Regional rural advisors can also assist with some member queries - contact the North office here.
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The CLA lists current regional funding opportunities for landowners and rural businesses on their Funding page. Regional rural advisors can also assist with some member queries - contact the North office here.
deliciouslyorkshire members receive a monthly newsletter with details of all of the current funding available for regional food and drink businesses. Find out more about membership benefits here.
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deliciouslyorkshire members receive a monthly newsletter with details of all of the current funding available for regional food and drink businesses. Find out more about membership benefits here.
Howardian Hills AONB can help farmers in the Howardian Hills area to apply for the AONB Project Fund. Details and conditions available here.
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Howardian Hills AONB can help farmers in the Howardian Hills area to apply for the AONB Project Fund. Details and conditions available here.
Make It York’s Funding Bulletin provides an up-to-date overview of the main grants and loans available to businesses in York. More details here.
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Make It York’s Funding Bulletin provides an up-to-date overview of the main grants and loans available to businesses in York. More details here.
Make It York's free Access to Finance service offers a range of support, from exploring the pros and cons of different financing options to practical help with loan applications. You can phone or email for personalised advice.
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Make It York's free Access to Finance service offers a range of support, from exploring the pros and cons of different financing options to practical help with loan applications. You can phone or email for personalised advice.
NFU members have access to regional advisers who can provide information and guidance on grant availability and criteria. Current regional funding opportunities are listed for members on the website here. Contact the NFU North East office for information on membership.
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NFU members have access to regional advisers who can provide information and guidance on grant availability and criteria. Current regional funding opportunities are listed for members on the website here. Contact the NFU North East office for information on membership.
Nidderdale AONB can help farmers in the area apply for Countryside Stewardship funding and other local grant schemes. More details here.
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Nidderdale AONB can help farmers in the area apply for Countryside Stewardship funding and other local grant schemes. More details here.
The North York Moors National Park Authority offers grants to tourism businesses which allow them to develop new products and services, raise the profile of the area and promote its local distinctiveness. Up to £10,000 is available for individual businesses.Larger grant awards up to £25,000 are available to individual businesses for exceptional projects. More details available here.
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The North York Moors National Park Authority offers grants to tourism businesses which allow them to develop new products and services, raise the profile of the area and promote its local distinctiveness. Up to £10,000 is available for individual businesses.Larger grant awards up to £25,000 are available to individual businesses for exceptional projects. More details available here.
The North York Moors National Park is actively seeking farmers to plant new native woodland. Advice, grants and payments are available. Contact conversation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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The North York Moors National Park is actively seeking farmers to plant new native woodland. Advice, grants and payments are available. Contact conversation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
Advice and some funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to protect priority species and habitats. More information via conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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Advice and some funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to protect priority species and habitats. More information via conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
Advice and limited funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to go towards the conservation of some trees and ancient field boundaries (hedgerows and dry stone walls). Contact tbs@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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Advice and limited funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to go towards the conservation of some trees and ancient field boundaries (hedgerows and dry stone walls). Contact tbs@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
The North York Moors National Park Authority has developed a programme of discretionary grants targeted at achieving bigger and better habitats in the National Park area which cannot be delivered by other funding sources. Email conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk for more information.
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The North York Moors National Park Authority has developed a programme of discretionary grants targeted at achieving bigger and better habitats in the National Park area which cannot be delivered by other funding sources. Email conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk for more information.
Members of The Farmer Network receive a free initial phone call with a facilitator who can advise on funding and grant opportunities. They offer further form-filling and application support for a small fee. Member benefits are listed here.
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Members of The Farmer Network receive a free initial phone call with a facilitator who can advise on funding and grant opportunities. They offer further form-filling and application support for a small fee. Member benefits are listed here.
The Farmer Network circulate regular grant updates to members via a weekly email.
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The Farmer Network circulate regular grant updates to members via a weekly email.
Yorkshire Agricultural Society has some grants available for individuals to support careers in agriculture and personal development and for organisations which benefit Yorkshire or the North of England. More details available here.
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Yorkshire Agricultural Society has some grants available for individuals to support careers in agriculture and personal development and for organisations which benefit Yorkshire or the North of England. More details available here.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offers free visits to farms in the National Park area to explain the range of grants available and how to apply for them. This includes the Countryside Stewardship scheme, Hedgerow and Boundaries grants and the Water Capital grant. More details here.
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offers free visits to farms in the National Park area to explain the range of grants available and how to apply for them. This includes the Countryside Stewardship scheme, Hedgerow and Boundaries grants and the Water Capital grant. More details here.
Some areas of The Yorkshire Dales National Park are classified as a priority area for Catchment Sensitive Farming, for which grants are available. More details here.
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Some areas of The Yorkshire Dales National Park are classified as a priority area for Catchment Sensitive Farming, for which grants are available. More details here.
Growth Hub can signpost to and assist with grants and funding, subject to eligibility and certain criteria, both over the phone and face to face. Our staff can talk through your requirements and match you up with available grants and funding solutions. We also have a range of information on our website, including guides on how to source alternative funding.
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Growth Hub can signpost to and assist with grants and funding, subject to eligibility and certain criteria, both over the phone and face to face. Our staff can talk through your requirements and match you up with available grants and funding solutions. We also have a range of information on our website, including guides on how to source alternative funding.

Richmondshire District Council Business and Community Team can provide guidance on specific funding available directly from the Council. They can also point you towards other funding relevant to food and farming businesses. Contact them on business@richmondshire.gov.uk or see their website here for more information.
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Richmondshire District Council Business and Community Team can provide guidance on specific funding available directly from the Council. They can also point you towards other funding relevant to food and farming businesses. Contact them on business@richmondshire.gov.uk or see their website here for more information.
Brown & Co has over 20 years of experience of finding and delivering grant funding for agricultural and diversified business clients. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
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Brown & Co has over 20 years of experience of finding and delivering grant funding for agricultural and diversified business clients. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
ADAS can provide advice and guidance on sourcing and applying for grants and other funding. For further details, contact Tom Wilkinson by emailing tom.wilkinson@adas.co.uk or Ian Snowden ian.snowden@adas.co.uk.
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ADAS can provide advice and guidance on sourcing and applying for grants and other funding. For further details, contact Tom Wilkinson by emailing tom.wilkinson@adas.co.uk or Ian Snowden ian.snowden@adas.co.uk.
The Biorenewables Development Centre Business Development Unit helps with finding and securing grants and funding including identifying funding bodies, performing eligibility checks and identifying potential partners for projects. 
For eligible companies, The Biorenewables Development Centre can offer two days of business or research-based assistance worth around £1,000. This funding support aims to develop and validate new ideas for small and medium size enterprises located within Leeds City Region (LCR). See here for more information and get in touch with Helen Shiels (helen.shiels@york.ac.uk) to discuss whether this funding might be suitable for your business.
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The Biorenewables Development Centre Business Development Unit helps with finding and securing grants and funding including identifying funding bodies, performing eligibility checks and identifying potential partners for projects.

For eligible companies, The Biorenewables Development Centre can offer two days of business or research-based assistance worth around £1,000. This funding support aims to develop and validate new ideas for small and medium size enterprises located within Leeds City Region (LCR). See here for more information and get in touch with Helen Shiels (helen.shiels@york.ac.uk) to discuss whether this funding might be suitable for your business.

Craven District Council can offer support and funding to businesses that are looking to grow through its SME Growth Manager, Mark Delves. See here for more information and contact details.
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Craven District Council can offer support and funding to businesses that are looking to grow through its SME Growth Manager, Mark Delves. See here for more information and contact details.
Craven District Council can also offer support to businesses that have been trading for less than 3 years and people planning to start a new business through its Business Adviser, Kris Keighley. See here for more information and contact details.
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Craven District Council can also offer support to businesses that have been trading for less than 3 years and people planning to start a new business through its Business Adviser, Kris Keighley. See here for more information and contact details.
Hambleton District Council can guide you through the various funding options available for local businesses. See more information here, or email Jayne.cranston@hambleton.gov.uk
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Hambleton District Council can guide you through the various funding options available for local businesses. See more information here, or email Jayne.cranston@hambleton.gov.uk
Harrogate Borough Council offers one-to-one business advice and can guide new and growing businesses towards support, grants, loans and other relevant funding options including Ad:Venture and Digital Advantage. Visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/business for details, email business@harrogate.gov.uk, or call 01423 500600 ext 58256 (SME Growth Manager).
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Harrogate Borough Council offers one-to-one business advice and can guide new and growing businesses towards support, grants, loans and other relevant funding options including Ad:Venture and Digital Advantage. Visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/business for details, email business@harrogate.gov.uk, or call 01423 500600 ext 58256 (SME Growth Manager).
Scarborough Borough Council has a small business start-up and expansion grant scheme which is open to applications from farm and food businesses (subject to eligibility criteria). More information is available here or email business.support@scarborough.gov.uk
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Scarborough Borough Council has a small business start-up and expansion grant scheme which is open to applications from farm and food businesses (subject to eligibility criteria). More information is available here or email business.support@scarborough.gov.uk
Askham Bryan College offers a range of bursaries, grants and funding options for businesses. They can help with tuition fees and other related costs such as transport, childcare, food etc. Details are available here.
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Askham Bryan College offers a range of bursaries, grants and funding options for businesses. They can help with tuition fees and other related costs such as transport, childcare, food etc. Details are available here.
Although not a grant provider itself, Selby District Council may be able to direct farmers towards relevant grants and funding. See their website’s Business section for more details.
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Although not a grant provider itself, Selby District Council may be able to direct farmers towards relevant grants and funding. See their website’s Business section for more details.
Got an innovative commercial, agritech or food chain idea? Call for funding applications.
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Got an innovative commercial, agritech or food chain idea? Call for funding applications.
If you’re considering embarking on a further or higher education course including an apprenticeship, Bishop Burton College’s Student Support Service can offer advice on finance options, subject to eligibility. More information available here. Bishop Burton also offers free transport to all students on full-time courses or apprenticeships (aged 16+) - more details available here.
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If you’re considering embarking on a further or higher education course including an apprenticeship, Bishop Burton College’s Student Support Service can offer advice on finance options, subject to eligibility. More information available here. Bishop Burton also offers free transport to all students on full-time courses or apprenticeships (aged 16+) - more details available here.
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust can offer financial support to farmers who are interested in planting trees or wildflower hay meadows on their land. If you are based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or the surrounding area and are looking to increase biodiversity or support natural flood management etc contact info@ydmt.org.
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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust can offer financial support to farmers who are interested in planting trees or wildflower hay meadows on their land. If you are based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or the surrounding area and are looking to increase biodiversity or support natural flood management etc contact info@ydmt.org.
The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK.  Up to 300 farms can join the programme each year and participate in a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience. Topics include business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for your farm.  To find out more information please click here.
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The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK. Up to 300 farms can join the programme each year and participate in a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience. Topics include business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for your farm.  To find out more information please click here.
Supporting the agricultural sector since 1744, helping farmers and growers to thrive and grow their businesses.  As well as the livestock and growing sectors, we also support the Landed Estates, energy and agri-tech sectors.  We know that sector expertise and local knowledge are crucial, which is why we have over 150 Agricultural Managers across the UK, all supporting businesses within their local communities.
So whether you’re established or just starting out, the Yorkshire agricultural team are here to help.  For more information please visit their website or call John Pinches, Barclays Regional Agriculture Manager on 07775 550551.
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Supporting the agricultural sector since 1744, helping farmers and growers to thrive and grow their businesses. As well as the livestock and growing sectors, we also support the Landed Estates, energy and agri-tech sectors. We know that sector expertise and local knowledge are crucial, which is why we have over 150 Agricultural Managers across the UK, all supporting businesses within their local communities. So whether you’re established or just starting out, the Yorkshire agricultural team are here to help. For more information please visit their website or call John Pinches, Barclays Regional Agriculture Manager on 07775 550551.
National Farmers Union (NFU) – Affected farmers urged to register with the NFU for recovery advice and assistance. https://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/dales-farmers-urged-to-register-for-post-flood-ass/   Richmond MP Rishi Sunak – Flood Help Guide - https://www.rishisunak.com/news/rishi-sunak-compiles-help-guide-dales-flood-victims  Richmondshire District Council – Flooding Advice - https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/flooding/  Yorkshire Dales National Parks - Farming & Conservation team - Are you a landowner or farmer affected by the recent flooding? We are available to help with any paperwork related to Agri-environment Schemes & Derogation Orders over the coming weeks. Get in touch: facs@yorkshiredales.org.uk or call 0300 456 0030.  Grow Yorkshire – www.growyorkshire.co.uk - Where can I find support with grants and funding? https://www.growyorkshire.co.uk/help/grants-and-funding/
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National Farmers Union (NFU) – Affected farmers urged to register with the NFU for recovery advice and assistance. https://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/dales-farmers-urged-to-register-for-post-flood-ass/  Richmond MP Rishi Sunak – Flood Help Guide - https://www.rishisunak.com/news/rishi-sunak-compiles-help-guide-dales-flood-victims Richmondshire District Council – Flooding Advice - https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/flooding/ Yorkshire Dales National Parks - Farming & Conservation team - Are you a landowner or farmer affected by the recent flooding? We are available to help with any paperwork related to Agri-environment Schemes & Derogation Orders over the coming weeks. Get in touch: facs@yorkshiredales.org.uk or call 0300 456 0030. Grow Yorkshire – www.growyorkshire.co.uk - Where can I find support with grants and funding? https://www.growyorkshire.co.uk/help/grants-and-funding/