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Support for Care Farming Through the Rural Development Programme for England - a review and look forward

A report on an RDPE Network & National Care Farming Initiative Joint Project to identify practical examples of where RDPE funding has been used to support care farmers to expand and diversify their business.

Year of Publication2010

A joint project between the National Care Farming Initiative and the RDPE Network examining the take-up, challenges and way forward for care farms under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).The project identified practical examples where RDPE funding has been used to support care farmers to expand and diversify their business. For example, where funding has paid for capital works such as disabled toilet facilities or wheelchair access or where subsidies have paid for visits by vulnerable groups, for instance through the Higher Level Stewardship educational access scheme, or where there are barriers to accessing this funding and there is potential for the RDPE to do more for care farmers.

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rural development programme englandsocial enterpriserdpeenvironmental managementfarm diversification
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Providing a voice and supportive services for care farmers, to inspire decision makers and to develop policies and actions that will support care farming in the UK.

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