Grants and advice

Local grant schemes

There are a number of local grant schemes, which Nidderdale AONB helps to administer, available for homeowners and landowners in the AONB:

Grant schemes for farmers and landowners

If you are a farmer / landowner looking for more information about grants and advice that are available to you the Nidderdale AONB team can:

  • Provide FREE advice and support for farmers and landowners and help to access grant schemes.  
  • Do practical conservation work on private land with the help of our volunteer workforce
  • Offer advice, grants and improvements to farmland conservation through a range of projects and programmes

Contact Marian Wilby, Land Management Team Leader, on 01423 712950 or 07713 333187 for more information.

Marian can also talk through the options available in the Countryside Stewardship Scheme including

  • conserving and restoring wildlife habitats
  • flood risk management
  • woodland creation and management
  • reducing widespread water pollution from agriculture
  • keeping the character of the countryside
  • preserving features important to the history of the rural landscape
  • encouraging educational access

For more information on Countryside Stewardship take a look at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management