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

SLURRY AND MANURE MANAGEMENT

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…

GRANTS

Grant scheme myth buster: How hard is it to acquire funding?

Farmers are missing out on thousands of pounds worth of useful grant funding because many have misconceptions about what’s involved when it comes to applying for and signing up to…

GRANTS

How to get your bid in for £35m diversification grant scheme

Farmers have just three months to lodge their initial bids for funding under a new £35m rural grant programme. The scheme, run by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE),…

GRANTS

£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…

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Case studies

YOUNG FARMERS

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…

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

GRANTS

Scots women offered funding for agriculture training

Women in Scotland can access two new £100,000 funds to help pay for a range of training courses in the rural and agriculture sectors. The recently announced Women in the…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

£800 mobile booster scheme open in Devon and Somerset

Small businesses and households in Devon and Somerset who cannot reliably make mobile calls indoors because of poor coverage can now apply for support to buy a mobile booster to…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

£12m fund on way to ‘turbocharge innovation’ in farming

A new Farming Innovation Pathways funding competition to address the challenges of productivity, sustainability and net zero emissions in farming will launch on 1 March. The competition will be open…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

NI offers £1m grant scheme to small-scale food businesses

Small-scale food and drink manufacturers in Northern Ireland can apply to a £1m capital grant scheme to help boost sales of locally grown produce.   Funding of £5,000 to £50,000…

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