UPDATED INFORMATION to help farmers unlock cash from a wide range of grant schemes and initiatives is available from Lloyds TSB Agriculture.

The bank‘s latest Guide to Farm and Rural Grants explains what programmes are applicable and how farms can successfully apply for support.

Agricultural director Tim Porter said: “Farming and the rural economy are undergoing major structural changes.

“I am confident this guide will help farmers put together robust applications to unlock the door to the wide range of support available.”

The guide is available free via e-mail (agriculture@lloydstsb.co.uk) or through local agricultural business managers.