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New – Farming Transformation Fund

16 November

 

The Farming Transformation Fund (Larger Grants) These provide grants for eligible beneficiaries to invest in their businesses to improve productivity, profitability and enhance environmental sustainability.

There are three themes:

  • Water Management
  • Improving Farm Productivity
  • Adding Value

Currently only the ‘Water Management’ theme is open for applications

What is this grant for?

These grants are for capital items to improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation by the construction of on-farm reservoirs and the adoption of best practice irrigation application equipment.

This theme is dedicated to arable and horticultural businesses growing (or intending to grow),  irrigated food crops, ornamentals or forestry nurseries.

The maximum grant available is £500,000 (the minimum at £35,000) to ensure funding is available to support the widest number of farmers, whilst still being committed to supporting higher value projects which align to the fund’s objectives.

Applicants may undertake larger projects, but the grant ceiling will be £500,000. 

Deadline:  12th January 2022

What the grants are not for

The grants cannot be used to store or distribute mains water or dirty water, or if their primary purpose is to control flooding.

Priorities for funding

Your project will be scored against the Water Management grant scheme priorities, which are to improve:

  • productivity
  • water sustainability
  • the environment

Projects for consideration:

Projects that improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation and secure water supplies for crop irrigation. For example:

  • introduce more efficient water application (for example, change from rain gun application to trickle or boom application)
  • secure water supply for crop irrigation that enables water use in a more sustainable way (for example, constructing a reservoir and moving away from summer abstraction to rainwater harvesting or peak flow/winter abstraction)
  • help business resilience and prosperity (for example, using new irrigation systems and newly irrigated areas to increase yield/productivity or introduce high value crops)
  • encourage collaboration for example suppling water to neighbouring farmersImproving Farm Productivity grant will open later in 2021Adding Value grant will open in early 2022

If you need advice or help with your application please get in touch – we are the experts and here to help.

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