Ricardo's Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFRF) is helping farmers and land managers across England to get their farming business ready for the future with FREE bespoke business and environmental advice.
Through the Defra-funded programme there is up to three days' worth of one-to-one business support available, provided by a specialist farm business consultant from Andersons.
The bespoke visit can include an in-depth review of your farm profitability, possible
diversification options, joint ventures, debt re-structuring, tenancy help, analysis of capital investment, forward budgeting and cashflow options going forward and more. You will be provided with a detailed report including an action plan.
You can also opt to have a one-to-one appointment with an Agri-environment adviser to look at schemes, grants, funding, and biodiversity that can boost your revenue, which also includes a report.
If you decide to sign up to Ricardo’s FFRF, you can also benefit from follow-up support to ensure that you continue to drive forward the actions identified in your visit, plus access to regional meetings, webinars, podcasts and online resources.
The project has been running since late 2022 and has already seen 529 businesses register for one-to-one visits. To date Ricardo has filled 63% of its capacity for business reviews and 73% of capacity for environmental reviews.
Places are subject to availability and are filling fast, so register for your visit on the website here.
The project is supporting farmers and land managers with preparing their business for the eventual loss of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).
Those who are claiming under the BPS and that have not received support through another FFRF provider are eligible to apply.
Ricardo’s FFRF website Future Farming Resilience Fund(ricardo.com) has access to recordings of the webinars as well as podcasts, a toolbox and more information about the project.
To find out more or to sign up to benefit from Ricardo’s FFRF programme visit ffrf.ricardo.com or contact FFRF@ricardo.com or call 01235 753530.