National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 October 2021

To help farmers in England through the transition away from Direct Payments, Defra is funding free and confidential business advice for 9,000 farmers between now and the end of February 2022. The NFU is encouraging farmers and growers to apply soon as spaces are filling up.

The aim of the advice, enabled through Defra's Future Farming Resilience Fund, is to:

  • Help farmers understand the changes that are happening.
  • Identify how they may need to adapt their business model to take account of the ending of BPS and the disappearance of the income stream it provides.
  • Know what they need to do and when they need to do it.
  • Have access to tailored support including 1-2-1 business advice.

Advice is available throughout England, to all sectors and regardless of tenure type. 

There are 19 different organisations that have been funded by Defra to provide this support, with AHDB, Promar International, Ricardo AEA, SRUC, RSK ADAS, and the LandWorkers Alliance all providing national coverage.

Others, such as the Prince’s Countryside Fund and Brown and Co, cover most but not all areas, and a number of small providers are more regionally focused. 


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