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.

Advice and tips


£15m small grants scheme – what’s eligible and how to apply

Farmers have eight weeks to apply for funding under the second round of Defra's Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme. The scheme, which was previously promised for early 2019, finally opened…


Countryside Stewardship – tips for 2019 scheme

Key elements of England's Countryside Stewardship opened for applications this week. Alice De Soer at the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) explains what’s new and gives tips on applying.…


Business Clinic: Is there any grant aid for planting trees?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Oliver Thompson, forestry consultant at Savills, advises on planting grants. Q: I…


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…

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Case studies


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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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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Organic conversion payment window open for NI farmers

Northern Irish farmers interested in converting their farm to organic production have one month from today to apply for government funding to help offset the cost of the conversion. The…


New tree planting grants available in 10 English counties

Grants of up to £4,000 are on offer to landowners in 10 counties of England to create small areas of native woodland. The Woodland Trust has launched a pilot scheme,…


Morrisons launches £2m farming apprenticeship fund

Morrisons has launched a £2m apprenticeship fund to encourage would-be farmers into the industry. A spokeswoman for the supermarket chain said this was to help address farming’s recruitment challenge, with…


£15m grant pot to improve farm productivity

Grants of £3,000-£12,000 are on offer from today (9 July) to invest in new equipment and technology on farm. A total of £15m is available to boost farm productivity in…

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