We will support projects which encourage farm businesses to invest in innovative practices and new technologies to help them become more sustainable and productive.
The types of projects we want to fund:
- We particularly welcome projects to improve the processing, marketing and distribution of local products. Projects should improve the links and networks for local products and raise their profile; improving consistency of supply and quality of products to access larger markets.
Applications for projects to improve the overall performance and sustainability of an agricultural holding, improving animal health and welfare and reservoirs and irrigation are now closed to new Expressions of Interest. Alternative funds are available from the Countryside Productivity Scheme.
Making Connections within the Land Based Sector and Making Connections between Business
Support to increase farm productivity
Average grants will typically be within the range of £5,000 to £40,000. Higher grant amounts will be offered in exceptional circumstances where significant outcomes will be generated. Maximum grant rate 40% of the project’s eligible costs
Who Can Apply?
Farmers, groups of farmers, landowners and processing businesses