Funding and capacity building
Funding is fundamental to achieving your ambitions for your site.
- Work with groups to solidify and plan projects using proven facilitation techniques
- Identify funding schemes suitable to your project, prepare and submit grant applications – from small-scale local funds to European funding. We have an excellent success rate with grant applications for common land and habitat projects.
- Work with you to help reduce future reliance on grants to maintain your site.
- Provide support to organisations running grant funded projects, including grant claims and monitoring, reporting, survey and analysis to inform reports to funders.
- Facilitate consultations and meetings using a range of techniques
- Provide expert evidence for public inquiries relating to grazing on common land
- Make applications under the Entire Animals Act (1971) for the regulation of entire animals on common land
- Provide third party mediation in relation to road traffic accidents involving livestock on common land
- Provide recommendations and habitat /public impact assessments of the reintroduction of grazing animals on commons
- Advise on and produce management plans
- Advise on schemes of management for common land
- Liaise with local and national common land stakeholder groups
- Prepare Health and Safety Plans and Risk Assessments for countryside enterprises
- Prepare fire and burning plans under the provisions of the Heather and Grass Burning code.
Permissions and consents
- Apply for commonland consents for the erection of structures on a common
- Apply for consents for the delivery of habitat and biodiversity works on a common
- Undertake public consultation in relation to consents
- Establish and work with advisory committees for common land where there are multiple interest
- Mediate and act as an independent third party where there are conflicting common land issues
We provide training in the following areas:
- Introduction to common land
- Grazing and rights
- Understanding and managing commons
- Fire planning, management and control
- Common land biodiversity and grazing management
- Surveying and monitoring