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£18 million of funding announced for environmental improvements in Wales

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The opening of a new round of funding worth over £18 million for Glastir Advanced, the Welsh Government’s sustainable land management scheme, has been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

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New funding for Glastir Advanced announced

The money is expected to deliver up to 340 Glastir Advanced contracts in 2018. The expression of interest window will open on 28 February 2017 and close at midnight on 31 March.

 

In exchange for the funding, farmers are expected to deliver environmental improvements for habitats, species, soil and water.

 

Ms Griffiths said: “Glastir Advanced is very much at the forefront of delivering the Welsh Government’s objectives for the rural environment.

 

“I encourage farmers and landowners across Wales to find out more information on whether they are eligible to apply for a Glastir Advanced contract and, if they are, to submit an expression of interest before March 31.”

 

The news was welcomed by the Farmers’ Union of Wales, but policy officer Charlotte Priddy said farmers need to understand what they sign up to if they choose to take part.

 

“It is important that farmers fully understand the obligations within their Glastir contracts as even a minor breach can result in a hefty penalty. It is advisable to regularly review the contract to ensure that all the requirements are met”, she added.

 

More information on Glastir Advanced, including expression of interest guidance will be available shortly here.

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