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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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…


£1.2m grant awarded for tech to improve beef returns

A consortium of businesses has been awarded £1.2m to fund a three-year research and development project that aims to enhance returns for beef producers and improve the accuracy of abattoir…


£140,000 fund to support rural community renewables projects

Financial support worth up to £140,000 is on offer to help rural community groups in England develop renewable energy projects. The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is inviting groups to…

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