2020 application window deadline for Countryside Stewardship is fast approaching

    *** The deadline is fast approaching for 2020 Countryside Stewardship applications to be made *** Water Capital Only Grant: Contact to be made with Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer by 31st May 2020 Mid-Tier special options: Contact to be made with RPA by 31st May 2020 Mid-Tier application request: Application to be requested by […]

Posted on May 28th, 2020 by

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME 2020 AND CROP DIVERSIFICATION UPDATE

Despite the persistent inclement weather, spring is “technically” here and the BPS season is only just around the corner. Mike Cluley takes a quick look at the Basic Payment Scheme 2020 with a particular focus on what the options are to comply with the Crop Diversification rules under Greening given the consistent wet weather which […]

Posted on March 4th, 2020 by

What Agricultural Grants are available in 2019?

Claas tractor

2018 was an extremely popular year for agricultural and rural grants with Carver Knowles securing over £500,000 worth of funding for local farmers and businesses. The majority of these grants such as LEADER and the Rural Development Programme grants were funded with European money and the schemes have now started to close to new applications. […]

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by

Severn Trent are offering a grant up to £5,000 for local farmers

The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) provides grants up to £5,000 for infrastructure improvement and land management changes for farmers situated within the Severn Trent Target Areas. STEPS has been specifically designed to protect and improve watercourses as well as the wider environment by supporting infrastructure improvements which are above and beyond good agricultural […]

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by

Woodland Creation Grant Now Open

Natural England has re-launched the very successful Woodland Creation Grant. This provides funding for planting of woodlands, associated protection items and infrastructure to assist its establishments. If the application is successful you will have two years to purchase and plant/install the capital items. Some of the more popular items include: Tree planting (£1.28/tree) Fencing (£4/m) […]

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by

The Small Productivity Grant

Farm finance for dairy farmers

The Small Productivity Grant was extremely popular with many farmers in Wales and England on the last round. The grant paid 40% of the standard item price up to £12,000, therefore no quotes or additional information was required. Items include Cattle and sheep handling equipment GPS and field mapping Slurry Application Direct Drills EID readers […]

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by

Last call for LEADER Grants

Claas Tractor

Over the last 18 months Carver Knowles has been involved in helping farmers to secure over £260,000 worth of LEADER Grant funding for a range of agricultural equipment and diversification including: Direct Drills GPS and Auto Steer Cattle Handling Equipment Automatic Palletiser Slurry Sand Separator Shepherd Huts Equine Facilities Barn conversion for diversification purposes LEADER […]

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by

Small grants for farmers

Grant funded dairy improvements

The Rural Payments Agency has introduced its Small Grant Scheme under the Countryside Productivity programme and the application window is now open. The grant is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and gives grant funding towards for specific pieces of agricultural equipment which are targeted at improving efficiency, welfare and resource management. The […]

Posted on February 27th, 2018 by

New Countryside Stewardship Scheme

MID TIER COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP SCHEME The Mid Tier Scheme has been “streamlined” to cover the 4 main themes: Arable Lowland Mixed Farming Upland   The scheme is now also non-competitive, meaning that all farmers who meet the eligibility requirements can get an agreement to deliver as few as 3 options, or as many as 14. […]

Posted on February 8th, 2018 by

Farm finance for dairy farmers – Is yours the best deal?

Farm finance for dairy farmers

  Over the last twelve months of low prices it seems the dairy industry is starting to recover and many farmers remain optimistic with the current milk price. If you are looking to invest to move your business forwards, make sure your farm finance is the best possible value with least hassle. The AMC offers […]

Posted on October 6th, 2017 by