After months of waiting, Defra has announced that the third round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme is now open with a deadline for applications of midday on 4th November 2020.
Farmers can apply for funding towards the items of equipment listed in the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme handbook (see page 47 onwards link below).
Grants are at 40% of standard costs. There is a minimum grant of £3,000 (the equivalent of spending £7,500) and a maximum of £12,000 (the equivalent of spending £30,000). The equipment is aimed at helping achieve improvements in either:
• technical efficiency
• animal health and welfare
• resource efficiency, or
• nutrient management
Click here to download the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme Round 3 Handbook.
If you'd like advice or support regarding funding for your agricultural business, please get in touch with a member of our agricultural team.