What is LFASS?

The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme provides financial support for farmers and crofters in areas facing natural or other economic challenges.

Who is eligible for LFASS?

To be eligible for LFASS, claimants must be farmers or crofters actively farming eligible land for the majority of the year.

Claimants should also:

  • Be aged 16 or above
  • Have declared three hectares of eligible land in an SAF
  • Receive ‘severely disadvantaged’ or ‘disadvantaged’ status within an area in Scotland classed as a Less Favoured Area (LFA)
  • Have a grazing category value for their land
  • Carry out an agricultural activity on the land, connected with grazing or feeding farmed livestock

If you apply to the scheme, you will receive frequent inspections to ensure that the information you have provided about your circumstances is correct.

What can LFASS help you do?

The funding has been created to allow farmers and crofters to continue to run viable businesses.

The scheme has the intention of reducing land abandonment and helping to maintain the Scottish countryside.

Funding varies according to eligible applicants’ individual circumstances and locations.

How to apply to LFASS

Angus Davidson Ltd can help you to remain compliant with the conditions set out in the LFASS, ensuring you avoid the risk of funding cuts. Learn more about LFASS and how to apply.

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