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


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…


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…


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),…

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Case studies


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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Applications open for £70,000 environmental project funding

The application window has opened for Scottish government funding to support agriculture projects designed to improve sustainability and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change. The Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF)…


Deadline for SACGS claims extended to end of year

The deadline for claims to be submitted under Scotland’s Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) has been further extended to 31 December. The SACGS is a pilot capital grant scheme…


Northants farmers offered £1,500 grant to tackle fly-tipping

Farmers and landowners in Northamptonshire can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to remove fly-tipped rubbish from their land and secure it against future incidents. The grant scheme is…


New round of farm business grants with £2m pot opens

Farmers in Wales will be eligible for funding worth £2m through the Welsh government’s Farm Business Grant. The grant is available to those wanting to invest in new equipment and…

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