Grant Funding Opportunities : UK, Ireland, EU

Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) – Northern Ireland

Our unit has got all specifications for FBIS G13

Dept cost ref £7880 | our cost £5300 ~ this means farmer will get:-

  • 39 marks Value For Money
  • 40 marks for band 1
  • 11 marks On line
  • 5 marks Young farmer
  • 5 marks Young farmer with level 2 Qualifications
  • =  100 marks!!

 It is very important to get 90 + marks to receive grant

40% Grant off £5,300 = £2,120  |   Net cost  of unit = £3,180


The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector. FBIS is an important part of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 to 2020 and is being rolled out in a phased way. The first tranche of the FBIS Capital Scheme opened on 31 October 2016.

The Capital Scheme has two separate tiers – Tier 1 and Tier 2. The grant rate of funding for both tiers in the Scheme is up to 40% of eligible costs. Two tranches of the Scheme are planned in the initial phase.

Tranche 2 of Tier 1 is now open for applications and closes at 4.00pm on 2 February 2018.  Contact Us for help and advice on this Funding G12/G13/G14

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:

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:…

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 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

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