Grant Funding Opportunities : UK, Ireland, EU


Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme

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The RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG) scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm. The scheme is different to other parts of the Countryside Productivity scheme as it uses an online application process and is targeted at supporting investment for specific pieces of agricultural equipment.

Round 2

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is now open.

Farmers can apply for funding towards specific items of equipment listed at Annex 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme Round 2 handbook.

All the items have been identified following consultation with industry groups and suppliers as helping achieve improvements in either:

  • technical efficiency
  • animal health and welfare
  • resource efficiency, or
  • nutrient management

Who can apply

Farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) can apply for this grant. Please read the Round 2 handbook below to find out more. This scheme is only open to farmers based in England.

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSG) Round 2 Handbook (PDF, 854KB, 83 pages)

When you can apply

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is open between 9 July 2019 and midday on 3 September 2019.

 


Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) – Ireland

TAMS II first opened in June 2015 and is set to run until December 2020. This scheme is co-funded by the EU and the national exchequer under the Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) with a total allocation of over €395m over its duration. TAMS II aims to provide farmers with grant aid to improve and/or build a specific range of farm buildings or purchase equipment that may benefit their farm businesses.

For more information visit:
http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmerschemespayments/tams/
http://www.agriland.ie/tams-ii-what-it-is-and-how-to-apply/#


Leader Grant – England and Scotland

A total of £138 million has been made available between 2015 and 2020 under the LEADER grant scheme. We are aware that there is LEADER grant money available for agricultural business. This grant money is discretionary and is allocated locally. You can apply to your Local Action Group (LAG) for funding for projects that create jobs, help your business to grow, and benefit the rural economy.

Please visit below sites for more information:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rural-development-programme-for-england-lead…
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/SRDP/LEADER


Welsh Farm Business Grant

The Welsh Government’s Farm Business Grant (FBG) will open ten windows for grant applications over the next four years as part of a £40 million pound allocation of grant funding available to farmers.

  • Applicants only get one opportunity to apply for funding over the four year period in one of the 10 application windows
  • First application window opens from 2nd May until 30th June 2017
  • 500 applicants will be accepted for the first application window with a decision made on successful applications by 2nd August
  • Applicants must attend a ‘Farming for the Future’ roadshow and business turnover must not exceed £1million
  • Grant allocation will range from a minimum of £3,000 based on a £7,500 spend up to a maximum grant of £12,000 based on a £30,000 spend

Visit the Welsh Government Website for the ‘Farming for the Future’ roadshow dates or call the Farming Connect Service Centre on 08456 000 813. E-Mail FBG@wales.gsi.gov.uk for further details on application criteria and guidance notes.


Countryside Stewardship Grant

Available for Higher Tier. Only in conjunction with a land management option and if:

  • a new management regime is being introduced on the site
  • a substantial change in grazing management is needed
  • livestock handling facilities are essential for carrying out the associated land management option

https://www.gov.uk/countryside-stewardship-grants/livestock-handling-facilities-lv2

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