The Foundation for Common Land is a registered charity set up to support active pastoral systems that maintain and enhance the delivery of public goods on common land throughout Britain. FCL is made up of active commoners' organisations and professionals working in the sector. All have a deep understanding of common grazing practice and culture and are motivated to tackle the major threats currently facing common land and its management in Britain.
FCL is currently developing a range of services including:
- Providing a platform for the exchange of information and news between commoners
- Shaping new and anticipated policy affecting common land
- Training and raising awareness about common land issues to government officers, environmental and conservation professionals and the general public
FCL is funded by grants, research contracts and a lot of volunteer input.