Support from DEFRA available for carbon management

The DEFRA Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFR) is providing support for farmers in England as the industry moves into a period of Agricultural Transition. 

The Transition will be ongoing to 2027, when existing BPS support will end, and existing support systems will shift towards new schemes that will focus on public money for public goods.

Carbon will play a key role in the Transition and the future of farming. The Carbon for Farming project is one of 19 projects funded through the FFR programme, and aims to provide information on the Transition, and how carbon management fits into opportunities for future farm resilience.

What support options does Carbon for Farming offer?

FFR funded projects are open to farming businesses in England with an eligible SBI number. Businesses can only take part in one of the 19 FFR projects. Once you have selected your preferred project, you will not be able to transfer to a different FFR project.

However our introductory webinars will not commit you to the project.  Attending the introductory webinars will help you to choose which project might be the most beneficial for your business.

Information and specialist webinars

Future Farming Resilience Information Webinars

  • Get more information on the Agricultural Transition
  • Understand how the Transition might affect your business
  • Learn about FFR funding, including the Carbon for Farming project


Specialist Carbon for Farming Webinars

A series of five specialist webinars on managing carbon and enterprise efficiencies to build resilience through the Transition. Dates and times to be confirmed.

Carbon for farming assessments and plans

There are 200 funded carbon assessments, and 30 carbon management plans through Carbon for Farming, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Funded Baseline Carbon Assessments

  • For businesses new to carbon auditing
  • Remote assistance to complete a carbon audit with the Agrecalc platform
  • 200 funded carbon audits available on a first-come, first-served basis


Funded Carbon Management Plans

  • For businesses who have 2+ years of carbon audit data already
  • Focus on “next steps” in carbon management and 5-10 year carbon mitigation actions
  • 30 Carbon Management Plans available on a first-come, first-served basis

Please contact our team so that we could point you in the right direction, especially if you’re based in England and you want to take advantage of this scheme.

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