Grant funding for farming and rural businesses

Dozens of grants are available for agricultural, farming, rural and related businesses. These have all been announced in recent times.

If you think one of these grants might help your business and would some help with the application please give us a call. We have a very high success rate and can sort out all the detail for you.

Recent grant schemes

Government Announcement on Agricultural Property Relief (APR)

By Karen Ross

Welcome news on APR with the inclusion of farmland in environmental schemes

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Delinked Payment Transfer Window Opens

By Thomas Hamplett

The transfer window for delinked BPS payments is now open until the 10th May 2024.

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More grant funding released for Farm Productivity and Animal Welfare

By Thomas Hamplett

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the National Farmers Union conference, Defra have announced the eagerly anticipated 2024 round of the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF).

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Rishi Sunak makes announcement at NFU Conference

By Thomas Hamplett

The Prime minister used his speech at the National Farmers Union (NFU) Conference to pledge his government support for British Agriculture with a focus on further support and policy changes to assist with diversification and...

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Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) applications open in September

By Matthew Sawdon

DEFRA has announced that SFI applications will open on the 18th of September 2023.  Below we have highlighted some of the key points and considerations.

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The Delinking of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Payments

By Karen Ross

2023 marks the end of BPS payments in their current form, with Defra introducing “delinked payments” in 2024 as English agricultural policy continues its transition away from the EU’s model of financial support.

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Water Management Grant for Arable or Horticultural Businesses is now Open!

By Thomas Hamplett

Defra has announced that the first stage of its Water Management Grant is now open for applications. Grants of up to £500,000 are available to improve water efficiency and secure water supplies for crop irrigation.

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Animal Health and Welfare Grant announced

By Thomas Hamplett

Defra has announced that its standalone Animal Health and Welfare Grant is now open for applications offering grants of up to £25,000 towards items that will improve your livestock’s health and welfare.

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Farming Equipment and Technology Grant - Round 2 announced!

By Thomas Hamplett

Defra has announced the second round of the popular Farming Equipment and Technology Grant, offering grants of up to £25,000 towards items that will improve agricultural sustainability, horticultural and forestry productivity, and improve animal welfare.

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Calling all pig, beef and dairy farmers - slurry infrastructure grant open

By Thomas Hamplett

Grants of up to £250,000 are now available to help farmers increase slurry storage capacity.

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£30m grant funding for farm diversification announced

By Thomas Hamplett

Defra have recently announced the release of the third Farming Investment Fund Theme: Adding Value with a £30 million fund available. This is an exciting grant available to agricultural businesses which will help to fund...

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Woodland Creation Grants - Up to £8,500 per hectare

By Charlotte Bromley

Woodlands are a unique asset with potential to provide a variety of benefits for their owners and users.  Converting marginal or unproductive land into new woodland could create a new income stream for farmers and...

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Generous new grants launched to increase productivity on your farm

By Thomas Hamplett

Farming Transformation Fund: Improving Farm Productivity – Now open Are you considering investing in your Agricultural or Horticultural business? If so, you may be able to access grant funding to assist with the capital cost...

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Agricultural Grant Scheme Launched for Hedgerows and Boundaries

By Matthew Sawdon

The deadline for applications is 30 April. Benefits may be obtained for capital items such as hedge planting, laying and coppicing, earth bank restoration stone-faced bank repair and restoration, and stone wall restoration. A woodland...

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Need help? Get in touch

We have a friendly and experienced team here to help you navigate the complexities of the grant schemes. Give us a call on 01233 506201.

Matthew Sawdon

Director

Thomas Hamplett

Rural Surveyor

Karen Ross

Rural Surveyor