Deadline for SACGS claims extended to end of year

The deadline for claims to be submitted under Scotland’s Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) has been further extended to 31 December.

The SACGS is a pilot capital grant scheme that offers farmers funding to purchase specific items of agricultural equipment which will help to cut greenhouse gas emissions from farming operations.

The deadline for claims to be submitted has already been extended once in response to delays in the supply of certain capital items.

See also: Scottish capital grant schemes claim window extended

Farmers are required to supply proof of purchase and payment (an invoice and bank statement) when they submit their claim to verify the amount paid for an item.

The funding received will be based on 50% of the standard costs of an item (60% if located in the Highlands and Islands) up to a maximum of £20,000.

Items must be delivered and fully operational by 31 December to be eligible for payment.

Farmers who have already submitted a claim – but at the time of submission had not received the items they have applied for – are reminded to submit an invoice and proof of payment to their local Area Office, once the items have been delivered.