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Specialist Advice

Access further funded advice

Aimed at identifying business strengths and opportunities, specialist advice plans help you take a deeper look at specific issues of concern or interest with respect to you farming business.

Specialist advice plans are only available as part of an existing ILMP. Only applicants who have completed an ILMP or are in the process of applying for one are eligible. Except in the case of resilience planning, woodland management & conservation and succession planning. Businesses, looking for support for these three topics, may now apply for the support directly without the requirement for a prior ILMP.

 

Up to £1000 of funding for specialist advice is available on the following topics:

  • Farm Business Efficiency
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Soil and nutrient management
  • Biodiversity, habitat and landscape management
  • Woodland management and conservation (available without a prior ILMP)
  • Water pollution prevention and control
  • Organics
  • Archaeological and historic site advice
  • Animal Welfare
  • Resilience planning (available without a prior ILMP)
  • Succession planning (available without a prior ILMP)

*Excluding VAT, (the business must pay the full VAT) except for businesses that are not registered for VAT and will not reclaim the VAT from HM Customs & Excise, in which case the grant will be based on the total cost including VAT.

Apply online here

Please note that due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, any grant application submitted via post will experience delay in processing.  As such, anyone seeking grant funding should do so using our online application forms.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the application form here.

The full rules and procedures of our Specialist Advice grant can be found here.

Benefit from the knowledge of specialist advisers

You can appoint specialist advisers of your choice, provided they are adequately qualified in the selected field. If you need assistance identifying specialists, the link below provides details of specialists who have delivered under the programme to date. This is intended to provide you with a useful resource, you are not limited to advisers on this list.

Specialist advisers skills matrix

Download the list of Advisers and their skills here.

If you have any queries regarding an Integrated Land Management Plan or specialist advice, please contact advice line on 0300 323 0161 or advice@fas.scot and we will be pleased to talk through the options.

*Excluding VAT, (the business must pay the full VAT) except for businesses that are not registered for VAT and will not reclaim the VAT from HM Customs & Excise, in which case the grant will be based on the total cost including VAT.

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