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£3.5 million grant funding to help tackle climate change issues linked to food and farming.

An exciting new opportunity for entrepreneurs or start up businesses with an idea that would help to tackle climate changes linked to food and farming has been announced. The SHAKE climate change programme is offering 10 to 15 ventures up to £140,000 to develop their ideas to tackle the climate issues currently facing the food and farming sector. The idea can cover any part of the food production chain, and is being supported because on a worldwide basis, this sector is thought to produce over 25% of the global climate change emissions.

Farming has recently received a significant amount of bad press in relation to the climate change emissions it produces, and this initiative is a move to try and stop agri-businesses being seen as climate change culprits, but instead promote them as champions in combating climate change.

Therefore if this would be of interest to you, visit for more information.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter please get in touch.

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About the author

Gill Herniman

Gill is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, which enables her to offer clients a wide range of advice and expertise.

Gill was appointed as a Partner at Haines Watts in Autumn 2017, where she now heads up the North Devon Office based in Barnstaple.

With a background in agriculture, part of her role at Haines Watts is to develop client relationships with farmers and farm related businesses, and this has led to Gill working closely with the Crediton and Exeter Offices to reinforce their agricultural expertise, as well as concentrating on clients within the North Devon area.

Gill has over 20 years of experience in the accountancy profession, which has covered all aspects of accountancy and taxation for owner managed business and personal tax clients, as well as working with clients to help them plan for the future. Therefore, the rest of her role is focused on working with owner managed business and personal tax clients to provide them with services not only to meet the compliance requirements, but also to help them achieve their personal goals and objectives.

Living on a dairy farm and having 2 children, keeps Gill busy outside of work hours, but when she finds the time she enjoys swimming and going to the gym.

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