Know How / Grants

There is a wide range of grants and funding available to support farmers – most provided by government, but some offered by private businesses.
Discover what grant schemes are available in your region, whether you are eligible and get help from those in the know on putting together an application.

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GRANTS

New £60m small grants scheme – all you need to know

Farmers have less than a month to apply for funding under a new grant scheme designed to help with purchases of smaller machinery and equipment. The £60m Countryside Productivity Small…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Guide to grants to fund livestock and arable precision kit

Grant funding is available in some areas to help buy precision-farming equipment for both arable and livestock production. However, those considering applying need to know that the application process can…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Guide to Defra's Growth Programme diversification grants

Farmers in England who invest in projects that will create jobs and growth in the rural economy may be eligible for a grant of between £35,000 and £170,000 under Defra’s…

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Case studies

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

5 successful Leader grant projects to inspire farmers

Many farmers want to improve the resilience of their business by innovating or diversifying – but the level of investment required can be daunting. Farmers Weekly talked to five farmers…

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Insights

LIVESTOCK

A guide to grants for dairy and livestock farmers

The Basic Payment Scheme may be the part of CAP reform that grabs all the headlines, but the implantation of new rural development schemes across the UK will also provide…

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News

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Woodland creation scheme moves to rolling application window

Farmers in England can now sign up to the Woodland Grant Creation Scheme (WGCS) all-year round. The move is designed to attract more applications and ties in with the government’s…

GRANTS

£50,000 Welsh grants available to tackle on-farm pollution

Farmers in Wales have six weeks to apply for up to £50,000 of grant funding to tackle on-farm pollution. The Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) expression of interest window opened on…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

£20m farm productivity and sustainability funding announced

Up to £20m of government funding is up for grabs for businesses to develop systems or equipment which improve productivity and sustainability in agriculture systems. UK farmers and growers can…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Welsh slurry storage improvement grant scheme to reopen

A £6m scheme offering Welsh farmers capital grants to help them improve their slurry storage and handling will reopen on 3 September. The Welsh government has confirmed another round of…

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