If your orchard is large, or part of a larger landholding (farm), you might be eligible to apply for and receive funding under the Environmental Stewardship schemes administered by Natural England.
Contact your local Natural England land management team for advice:
Telephone: 0300 060 0011
We will post information here if any local grant schemes become available.
Community orchard or school orchard projects within the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty may be eligible for support from the Sustainable Development Fund.
For more details contact David Armitage at the Malvern Hills AONB on 01684 560616 or see http://www.malvernhillsaonb.org.uk/funding_and_grants.html