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


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.…


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…

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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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£30,000 rural innovation award on offer

A £30,000 award is on offer to farmers, other individuals or companies with innovative ideas to help sustain the UK's rural communities. The funding is being offered by London-based investment…


Scottish beef farmers set to receive headage payments

Scottish beef farmers are being reminded to check their bank accounts to ensure correct delivery of beef headage payments. The Scottish government announced on 3 April that payments for the…


Extra cash on offer for HS2 Woodland Fund

An additional £4m is being made available to landowners within 25 miles of the first phase of the HS2 route to create and restore woodlands. The HS2 Woodland Fund was…


Cash on offer for Welsh farmers affected by drought

Farmers in Wales who are still suffering hardship as a result of the drought in 2018 are being urged to apply to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) for a…

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