Advice and grants

Advice line

For general enquiries or for more information about the service, phone the advice line on 0300 323 0161, or explore this website in more detail.

The advice line operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, covering a wide variety of topics including cross compliance, water framework directive requirements, climate change and other technical issues.


We can help you with a range of topics

Regardless of farm size or business stage, FAS can help you to increase the profitability and sustainability of your farming business through Government grants – worth up to a total of £2,200 – that can be used to fund a range of one-to-one business support services.

These include:

Mentoring support for New Entrants

Carbon audits

Integrated Land Management Plans (ILMPs)

Frequently asked questions


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One-to-one support for farming businesses
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One-to-one support for new entrants
One-to-one advice and grant support for new entrants to farming and crofting
Mentoring case study: Iain Withers, Narrowboat Farm
In April 2017, Iain Withers, a new entrant to farming, started his own business – Narrowboat Farm, a small-scale market garden in Linlithgow.
ILMP case study: Beauty Bhowmik, High Cleughearn Farm
In 2015, Beauty Bhowmik and her husband Devproteek, decided to change careers and move their family from London to East Kilbride to start a farm business. Being new to farming, Beauty contacted the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) for general advice and information on soil management. FAS encouraged her to apply for an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP) to get the best out of the new business.
Topics: Farm business and New Entrants