Agricultural Grants


We have been involved in a wide range of grant funded projects, so if you are looking for a new piece of machinery or wanting to diversify away from farming we are able to help.

With a wide range of grants available it can be a daunting process finding the right one for you. Together with our technical knowledge and previous experience we can guide you through the whole process from expressing an interest to the final claim.

Grants – Available in England


LEADER

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Funding towards projects which:

  • Support Agriculture
  • Support small enterprise and diversification
  • Support Rural Tourism
  • Support provisions of rural services
  • Support for increasing forestry productivity
  • Support for cultural and heritage activities
  • South Worcestershire 13th April
  • Tewkesbury and  Forest of Dean District – Open ended
  • Herefordshire – Open ended
  • Cotswold District – Open Ended

Find out more information and find out whats going on in your area.

40% of the overall cost of the project
£5,000 – £35,000

Growth Development Programme

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Funding towards:

  • Business Development
  • Food Processing
  • Rural Tourism
Expression of Interest – 31st  May 2018 Based on the overall cost of the project

£35,000 – £170,000

Hedgerow and Boundary Grant

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Funding for:

  • Planting new hedgerows
  • Gapping up
  • Stonewall restoration
30th April 2018 £10,000

Countryside Productivity

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Funding towards equipment to improve efficiency and productivity of a farming business:

  • Foresty
  • Water Resource Management
  • Adding value to agri-food
  • Improving farm productivity
Expression of Interest in by December 2018 Minimum grant funding of £35,000 based at 40%

Countryside Stewardship

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Financial incentives to help farmers protect wildlife, create new habitats and reduce flood risk.

You can apply for either:

 

Mid-tier application pack request – 31st May 2018

Mid-tier application submission – 31st July

Based on options chosen

Water Capital Grant

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Funding towards items which improve water quality such as:

  • Livestock and machinery tracks
  • Renew concrete
  • Roofing over spray wash down and livestock areas
  • Yard drainage
  • Rainwater goods
  • Gateway relocation
  • Request application pack by the 31st May 2018
  • Submit pack by 31st July 2018
Natural England have given each option a standard price, they will 100% of the standard price

A stand alone Water Capital Grant is capped at £10,000, however when used with a new Countryside Stewardship Scheme there is no maximum limit

Small Business Grant

Priorities Deadline Funding 
There is a specific list of eligible items to chose from to help improve the:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Nutrient Management

Please click here for more information

 14th March 2018 £3,000 to £12,000 based on 40% of the standard cost of the item

Grants –  Available in Wales

Glastir Small Grant

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Payment towards hedge planting, laying, coppicing and tree planting
  • July 2018
Set rate for work e.g.

Hedge laying – £5.53/m

Rural Development Programme (Wales)

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Capital items will be technologies linked with:

  • Animal health, genetics and performance
  • Crop Management
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Resource Efficiency
  • ICT ( Information and Communications Technology)

Find out more information about the Rural Development Programme here.

  • Opens: 2nd Jan 2018
  • Closes: 2nd Mar 2018
  £12,000 of grant per farm business based on 40% of the project overall cost

Glastir Woodland Creation

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Funding for planting new woodland
  • Opens:  26th Feb 2018
  • Closes: 6th April 2018
From £3,000/ha for planting maintenance with a maintenance payment of £60/ha for 12 years

Food Business Investment Scheme

Priorities Deadline Funding
Capital investment to add value to outputs
  • Opens: March 2018
  • Closes: TBC
Minimum of £2,400 and a max of £5,000,000 based on 40% of the project cost

Timber Business Investment Scheme

Priorities Deadline Funding 
Capital towards harvesting, processing and projects which add value to forest products
  • Opens: Feb 2018
  • Closes: TBC
Minimum of £2,400 and a max of £5,000,000 based on 40% of the project cost