Peak District Farm Business Support Project

Free, impartial and confidential support for farm businesses and farming families in the Peak District


 Help for you to tackle your farming challenges, no matter how big or small.  Jonathan Charlesworth provides:

  • One-to-one support, customised to your needs
  • Information and signposting to sources of advice, support and funding
  • Topical workshops
  • Monthly farm paperwork clinic

See Jonathan at Bakewell market (fortnightly), Leek market (monthly) and Holmfirth market (monthly).

Just a few examples of the types of problems Jonathan has assisted with recently:

  • Record keeping and creating computerised records
  • Issues arising from farm inspections
  • Succession paperwork
  • Basic Payment Scheme and Agri-Environment Schemes
  • Assessing business profitability
  • Business planning

All support is provided free of charge.  For more information:

telephone Jonathan Charlesworth on 07410 550616


Our Farm Business Support Project has been funded by The Prince’s Countryside Fund since 2012.  It aims to support farmers to maintain their resilience, helping to tackle the feelings of isolation which are all too common when difficulties develop, and assisting with putting in place action plans to help address problems before they escalate to crisis point. The current project is funded for two years, from April 2016-March 2018.