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: 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…


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…


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…


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


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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Prince’s Fund reopens for rural project grant applications

The latest round of The Prince’s Countryside Fund grant scheme is open, with grants of up to £50,000 available for rural community projects. In total, £300,000 will be available in…


Time running out to claim cash for hoggs, Scottish farmers told

Hill farmers and crofters have been urged to submit their application for the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) before the fast-approaching deadline. SUSSS opened for applications on 1 September…


Welsh farmers offered free ICT and animal health training

Welsh farmers are being offered free training on computer skills and animal health and welfare as part of a government-funded skills development programme. The Welsh Government says offering free training…


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.…

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