What is The Rural Community Energy Fund?

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is being delivered by the five Local Energy Hubs in England on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The Energy Hub for the south-west is led by the West of England Combined Authority. Clean […]

Biodiversity Plans

With about 70% of land in the UK being used for agriculture, the Agroecosystem (farmland habitat) is arguably the most important environment in the UK. A diverse agroecosystem is essential for productivity, function and stability of the environment. However, following the post-war intensification of farming systems, agriculture has been associated with biodiversity loss and a […]

Glastir Small Grants (Wales)

The Glastir Small Grants Scheme window has opened on the 27th of July and will close on the 4th of September. Eligible businesses can apply for funding for capital works of up to £7,500 for projects specifically designed to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. The following capital works are available: • […]

The Green Revolution

As the country emerges from Lockdown, the government’s free market ideology is going to be put into practice to bring forward a decade of investment largely driven by a carbon zero and green agenda. Farming has a massive role to play in this whether it be solar, wind, biomass or simply working within the planning […]