Agricultural Diversification Scheme
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

 

The application window will open on 10th October 2022 and close on 13th January 2023.

 

The indicative budget allocation for this application window is £1.5m.

 

The Agricultural Diversification Scheme is a capital grant scheme available to farmers in Wales. The objectives of the scheme are to:

 

  • Support the establishment of new viable agricultural diversification enterprises on farms.

  • Support the development of existing novel or niche enterprises.

  • Build resilience into Welsh agriculture by developing diversified income streams.

  • Reduce the reliance on traditional agricultural enterprises.

  • Respond to new market opportunities and develop new markets.

 

The scheme is discretionary. The amount of grant offered would relate to individual circumstances and would always be the minimum amount necessary to allow the investments to go ahead. If selected, you must be able to complete and claim all Capital Works items by 31 March 2024

 

You are eligible to apply if:

 

  • You are registered with the Welsh Government and have been issued with a Customer Reference Number (CRN).

  • You are a primary producer of agricultural products

  • You either have at least 3ha of eligible agricultural land registered with RPW in Wales or

  • You are able to demonstrate over 550 standard labour hours.

 

The primary production of agricultural products includes the following farming sectors:

 

arable

beef

dairy

goats

horticulture (including hydroponics and aquaponics)

pigs

poultry

sheep

apiculture

 

Maximum Grant Rate and Maximum Grant Threshold

 

The maximum grant award is £50,000 and the minimum is £3,000.

 

The grant provides a maximum 40% contribution towards capital investments (excluding VAT), which can be demonstrated as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm businesses.

 

The grant will be a maximum 40% contribution against actual invoiced costs.

 

For more information or help with your application contact: Kathryn Williams – 07971 583 638

kathrynwilliams@dmpcuk.com