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

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…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

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.…

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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

GRANTS

Scottish £1,000 business resilience grant scheme extended

A scheme that offers farmers in Scotland up to £1,000 to fund business resilience planning has been extended beyond its original deadline of March 2020. A pilot of the scheme…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Recovery fund opens to farms hit by autumn floods

A fund to help farmers hit by last autumn’s floods get back on their feet has opened for applications from farm businesses in parts of South Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and the…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Grant deadline looms for Devon environment scheme

Farmers in Devon have less than a week to apply for grant funding to support positive land management and help improve local water quality. The application window for the £80,000…

GRANTS

Deadline looms for Scottish suckler headage payment scheme

Time is running out for eligible farmers and crofters to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme, NFU Scotland has warned. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2019…

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