The Farming Investment Fund has today opened for applications, to help farmers increase productivity and enhance the natural environment, as direct payments are phased out through the Agricultural Transition plan.
The funding is open to farmers, growers, foresters and related contractors. It can be used to purchase new technology, equipment and/or the infrastructure needed to achieve these aims, and is split into two parts:
The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund
This part of the farming investment fund provides small productivity grants to farmers of between £2,000 and £25,000, to assist with the cost of equipment and technology required to improve the productivity of farms in a sustainable way.
The first application period runs from today to 7th January 2022. Guidance on eligibility and what you can receive funding for is available here.
To apply for this fund please visit here.
The Farming Transformation Fund
Providing grants of between £35,000 and £500,000, to help businesses purchase larger capital items required to improve farm productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability.
This funding is split into 3 areas:
- Water management grant – open from now until 12th January 2022 for capital items to improve farm productivity through more efficient irrigation systems. More information and details of how to apply can be found here.
- Improving Farm Productivity grant – opening for applications later this year, with more information to follow.
- Adding Value grant – opening for applications in 2022, with more details to follow.