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


What to do if you get an HMRC letter after Covid-19 support

Covid support schemes were a financial lifeline for some farm businesses, but as loan capital repayments kick in and HMRC claws back overpayments of self-employment grants, cashflow could come under…


Farming Investment Fund grants – what's on offer?

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has set aside £27m to help farmers in England improve efficiency and deliver environmental benefits. That sum will have to fund individual projects of up…


Guide to funding for tree projects on farm

With the clear benefits to farmland and the growing links between farm payments and environmental works, more and more farmers are keen to create woodlands. All four UK nations now…


How to protect watercourses from pollution and grants to help

All livestock pose a year-round risk to water courses. The risks will vary depending on environmental conditions and whether stock are housed or at grass. However, steps can be taken…

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Case studies


Worcs farmer taps into grants to revamp machinery fleet

Investing in new technology can be cripplingly expensive for a small farm, but securing funds from relevant grant schemes makes it possible to lighten the financial burden. James Kent and…


How young farmers grew their businesses with Plumb support

The Henry Plumb Foundation has been helping young farmers to further their farming businesses for the past seven years.  Founded by Lord Henry Plumb, the foundation provides financial backing and…


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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Rabi offers school uniform grants to struggling families

Farming families feeling the squeeze because of the cost-of-living crisis may be eligible for help with school uniform costs from the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi). The charity has said…


£18m in nutrient management grants on offer in Wales

Farmers in Wales can apply for a share of £18m in the form of nutrient management grants, but they only have a few weeks to do so. The scheme window…


£350,000 environment grant scheme open for farmers in Wales

Farmers are to be paid up to £5,000 to grow protein crops and mixed pastures in Wales under a new grant scheme aimed at boosting the environmental performance of farm…


Applications open for NI tree planting grant scheme

A fully-funded tree planting scheme has opened for applications in Northern Ireland, and this time the focus is on forest expansion and small woodlands. The Forest Expansion Scheme and Small…

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