Growing for the Environment (Spring Sown Crops)


The application window will open on 10th October 2022 and close on 18th November 2022.


The indicative budget allocation for this application window is £1.3m.


Growing for the Environment is a grant scheme available to all eligible farmers in Wales. The scheme supports the growing and utilisation of crops, which can result in improvements in the environmental performance of a farm business.


The scheme objectives are to support farmers to:


  • Reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Adapt to climate change and build greater resilience into farm businesses.

  • Improve water quality and reduce flood risks.

  • Contribute towards a reversal in the decline of Wales’ native biodiversity.


Crops and activity supported through the Growing for the Environment scheme have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to the environment and farm business.


You are eligible to apply if:


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


You must:


  • be a primary producer of agricultural products

  • have 3ha of eligible agricultural land registered with RPW in Wales or

  • be 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 and Minimum Grant


The maximum grant award is £5,000.


The minimum grant award is equivalent to the payment rate for 1 ha of eligible crop.


Your application may exceed the maximum grant. If your EoI is selected, the related claim will be capped to the maximum £5,000.


For further information please contact Kathryn Williams by email or mobile 07971 583638