Environmental Farming Scheme – Group Level Facilitation

This page provides information and guidance on the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Group Level Facilitation measure.

The Group Level Facilitation measure is to contract Facilitators to run Group Projects.  Group Projects will promote co-ordinated activity among EFS agreement holders to enhance environmental outcomes in certain areas such as an environmentally designated site, priority habitat or river catchment.

EFS Group Level Facilitation will be initially introduced through a small number of pilot projects in 2017.

EFS Group Level Facilitation guidance and documentation

How to apply to undertake EFS Group Level Facilitation

Proposals are invited from individuals or organisations from the environmental, farming or other land management sectors, or service providers with environmental land management experience and suitable facilitation skills.

Please note this call for Group Pilot Projects is for potential Facilitators only.  Farmers / Landowners who wish to participate in the EFS, should apply as individual applicants when the EFS next opens for applications.

To apply you must complete an application form and submit it by email, along with any supporting documentation, to efsgroupinfo@daera-ni.gov.uk.

Please note that the application period for EFS Group Level Facilitation opens on Friday 14 April 2017 and closes on Friday 5 May 2017 at 3.00pm.

Further Group Level Facilitation tranches are envisaged in future years.

European Union Funding

The Environmental Farming Scheme – Group Facilitation is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

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