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 farmers advised to use water grant after E coli found

Farmers in Scotland have been urged to apply for an £800 water quality improvement grant, after tests revealed 7,000 private supplies were contaminated with E coli bacteria. The tests were…

GRANTS

Scots farmers to get 50% grant on wide range of equipment

Farmers in Scotland can apply for a slice of a £10m capital grant scheme from Monday (7 September) to help pay up to £20,000 towards the cost of new equipment.…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Coronavirus: £5,000 grants offered to help business recovery

Farm businesses could be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 under an EU scheme designed to help agriculture recover from the impact of Covid-19. The £20m scheme has been…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

£5,000 grants on offer in south-east England to support bees

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to farmers in the South Downs National Park to help create wildlife corridors for bees and other pollinators. The South Downs National Park…

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