Small Grants – Efficiency


The application window opened on 18 May 2022 and closes on 29 June 2022.

The indicative budget allocation for this application window is £5.0m.

The Small Grants - Efficiency scheme is a capital scheme designed to help farmers in Wales to improve the technical, financial and environmental performance of their farm businesses.

The objectives are to increase on-farm investment, increase technical performance, increase on-farm production efficiencies, increase on-farm resource efficiencies and enhance the use of technology to improve management decisions.


The Small Grants – Efficiency scheme supports capital investments in equipment and technology that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to your farm business. The capital items have been specified, along with a referenced cost for each item.


You are eligible to apply if:


You are registered with the Welsh Government and have been issued with a Customer Reference Number (CRN). Please refer to the Welsh Government website for the how to register guidance or call the RPW Customer Contact Centre on 0300 062 5004. 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

If you have not submitted claims for either of these schemes, you must submit documentary evidence with your EoI to verify that you are a primary producer of agricultural products and that you meet either the 3ha of eligible agricultural land registered with RPW in Wales or 550 standard labour hours’ eligibility criteria. If this documentary evidence is not submitted by the EoI closing date, your EoI will be rejected.

Maximum Grant Rate and Maximum Grant Threshold

The maximum grant award is £12,000 and the minimum is £1,000.

Previous participation in the Farm Business Grant will not affect your ability to apply for the maximum £12,000 grant.

Examples of capital equipment that the grant could be used for:


Cattle Crushers,  Feed Bins,  Dribble Bars,  EID Readers,   Fuel Tanks


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