Applications for the New Entrants Support Scheme pilot are now open.
Earlier this year, Defra announced a plan for a support scheme for newcomers to the farming industry. They also set out our next steps for a pilot of this ‘New Entrants Scheme’.
The pilot is available for:
- individuals with some farming experience, but not their own land-based farming businesses
- individuals with 4-10 years’ experience running and land-based farming business
Defra will use the pilot to see how best to increase the chances of new and recent entrants accessing the land and finance they need to develop new businesses.
To learn more about the pilot and how to apply, please read the blog post.