Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

Bogweevil

Member
HMG has announced a new fund granting up to £100,000 to groups including businesses for projects that tackle climate change, create and restore habitats, or improve water quality to demonstrate the UK’s leadership in nature as COP26 approaches in November.

Your application should explain how your investment model will lead to natural environmental outcomes, referring to the 25 year environment plan and its outcome indicator framework.

The following are examples of outcomes.

Thriving plants and wildlife
Such as:

  • supporting or improving biodiversity
  • supporting or improving pollinator status
  • increasing favourable condition of protected sites
  • restoration of priority habitats and reduction of degraded land
  • supporting condition of marine habitats and sustainable use of the marine environment
  • protecting threatened species
  • net zero or negative emissions from deforestation and forest restoration
  • increases in the percentage of production area under productive and sustainable agriculture and aquaculture
  • creation of water habitats
Clean and plentiful water
Such as enhancing the water environment and supporting water bodies to meet good status.

Clean air
Such as supporting reduction of emissions from important air pollutants.

Protection from flooding, drought and other environmental hazards, and mitigation of and adaptation to climate change
Such as:

Enhancing beauty, heritage and engagement with the natural environment
Including better outcomes in landscapes for nature and for people.

 
So bascially this is for the upper classes such as Prince Charles etc.


And it has the usual trick:

7. What the grant cannot pay for

You cannot get funding for:


  • capital spending, such as buying or leasing land or equipment
  • costs already covered through other funding
  • costs incurred before you’re awarded the grant

So everyone who has an environmental asset on their farm should first utterly destroy it so they can claim grants. They never learn.
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
so I can use this to create a new business with an online model aimed at selling carbon credits, spend a £5000 on a website, pay myself £95,000 directors salary. Then fold the company after a year or 2 when it doesn't go anywhere...
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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