Capital grants available for farmers in Wales to improve water

Posted by LindaStenner on June 19, 2018

Capital grants available for farmers in Wales to improve water

June 19, 2018 at 9:11 AM

Land managers and farming businesses across Wales can apply for capital works funding under the Glastir Small Grants Scheme, to carry out projects to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. 

The Water Theme offers Capital Works that have been chosen for their broad and general environmental benefits. The works could include tree planting, hedgerow planting/gapping up/coppicing, relocation of sheep dips or handling pens or putting hardcore in gateways. 

“Multiple projects can be submitted up to a value of £5,000 per application window,” explained Sarah Wedge, a land agent at the Oswestry office of Davis Meade Property Consultants.

“If you wish to be considered for a grant you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), which is available online via the Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online facility.

“The window for Expressions of Interest for the Water small grant scheme is open from July 9, until August 22, 2018.”

To enable the Welsh Government to select those EOIs that offer the highest environmental value for money, all EOIs will be scored and ranked, with contracts being offered to the highest ranking EOIs. Each land parcel has been awarded a different number of points by RPW, depending on the specific activity and the combination of target objectives it overlaps with, and this is shown during the online application process.    Glastir Small Grants forms part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme for Wales 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

For advice or help with an application contact Sarah Wedge at the Oswestry office of Davis Meade Property Consultants on 01691 659658, email sarahwedge@dmpcuk.com

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