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

BUSINESS CLINIC

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…

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

BUSINESS

Deadline looming for 40% Countryside Productivity grants

Farmers considering upgrading large items of equipment are being urged to take advantage of government grants worth up to £1m before the scheme closes at the start of next month.…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Time running out to claim £2,500 fibre broadband grant

Welsh farm businesses have been urged to make use of a broadband voucher scheme worth £2,500 before funding runs out due to high demand. The £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme…

GRANTS

Funded European study tours available for Welsh farmers

Farmers in Wales can apply to claim an all-expenses-paid study trip to Europe to research how successful businesses operate in other countries. Farming Connect is offering eight successful applicants up…

GRANTS

£5,000 environmental grant on offer for Midlands farmers

Farmers based in the Midlands region have been urged to make use of a £5,000 environmental grant to help protect watercourses from pollution. The funding is provided by the Severn…

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