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Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme Round 2 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm.   This scheme is only open to farmers based in England.

Farmers can apply for funding towards specific items of equipment listed at Annex 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme Round 2 handbook.

Full details and guidance at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme

All the items have been identified following consultation with industry groups and suppliers as helping achieve improvements in either:

•           technical efficiency

•           animal health and welfare

•           resource efficiency, or

•           nutrient management

 

Who can apply:

Farmers in England (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) can apply for this grant.

Application forms must be completed online before the deadline of September 3rd.

For further advice or help with an application contact Kathryn Williams 07971 583638 or email kathrynwilliams@dmpcuk.com

 

 

Countryside Stewardship APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED 

The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request application packs, for agreements to start in 2019.  

Four simpler, and quicker to apply for, offers are being introduced this year to complement the existing Higher Tier and Mid Tier offers and to open up the scheme to even more farmers and land managers. Unlike existing offers, all landowners who make a valid application for any of the four new packages will be guaranteed funding through the scheme.  This application window is an opportunity for farmers new to Countryside Stewardship (CS), or those coming out of previous stewardship agreements, to sign up for an agreement that will be guaranteed for its lifetime, to protect wildlife, boost biodiversity and deliver environmental benefits for their local communities.

Farmers and land managers have until 31 May 2019 to request a paper application pack. Farmers intending to apply online this year will be able to create their Online Arable Offer application pack from 20 February 2019

The deadline for all applications is 31 July 2019.

 

 

Water Grants APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

This forms part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) Mid-Tier Grants are open for applications until 31st July 2019Water Grants (previously Catchment Sensitive Farming capital grant scheme)- up to £10,000 is available for standalone grants to complete works to improve water quality, e.g. concreting yards, covering handling areas. To be eligible you need to be located within a priority catchment and gain approval for the desired works from your local Catchment Farming Officer.

 

 

Southern Shropshire LEADER Programme APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

The next round of funding will open on Friday 9 June 2017. Expressions of Interest (EOI) will need to be submitted by Friday 21 July 2017. If your EOI is deemed to be eligible and meets the local priorities of the Southern Shropshire LEADER Programme, you will be invited to the Full Application (FA) stage. 

LEADER will fund farmers, growers, foresters, other local rural businesses and rural community organisations to help: 

  • create jobs
  • develop and grow rural businesses
  • support the rural economy

To be successful, applications must contribute to one or more of Defra’s six national priorities for LEADER.

Priority 1 – support to increase farm productivity

Priority 2 - support for micro and small businesses (non-agricultural) and farm diversification

Priority 3 – support for rural tourism

Priority 4 – provision of rural services

Priority 5 - support for cultural and heritage activity

Priority 6 – support for increasing forestry productivity

A total of £138 million is available in the England between 2015 and 2020 under the scheme.  The grant funding is min £2,500 - £40,000 max. 

For further details on the application criteria please contact Kathryn Williams at Davis Meade Property Consultants on 07971 583638 or email kathrynwilliams@dmpcuk.com

 

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