Peak District Farm Business Support Project





Free, impartial and confidential support for

farm businesses and farming families in the Peak DistrictJonathan-Stuart

 Help for you to tackle your farming challenges, no matter how big or small.  Jonathan Charlesworth and Tiffany Belfield  can provide:

  • 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). Farm visits  from Jonathan or Tiffany

Just a few examples of the types of problems Jonathan and Tiffany  have assisted with recently:

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

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

telephone Jonathan Charlesworth on 07410 550616
email:  or



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 one year, from April 2018-March 2019.



In addition to this we have an active Farmers group who were formed following our  Princes Countryside Fund  Farm Resilience Programme in 2016/17  – We have continued to have  occasional meetings  – which are currently sponsored by  Pennie Barker of Rural Accountancy Service