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Funding news - 04/08/2017

Welsh Government Opens Second Round of £40 Million Farm Business Grant

The Welsh Government has opened the second round of its new £40 million Farm Business Grant.

The programme is available to farmers in Wales to help them reduce their carbon emissions and to improve their resilience and competitiveness, including through diversification. The scheme will enable farmers to operate in a more efficient and environmentally-friendly way and make their businesses more successful.

The scheme is consistent with the Welsh Government’s priorities for agriculture and the Strategic Framework Partnership Group for Agriculture; Amaeth Cymru’s vision of a prosperous, resilient agriculture industry promoting Wales’ present and future wellbeing.

Financial support will be distributed at a 40% grant rate over a four-year period. £40 million of funding will be available. The minimum grant available is £3,000, and the maximum is £12,000.

Farmers across Wales will be able to invest in items linked to:

  • Animal health, genetics and performance
  • Crop management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Resource efficiency
  • ICT

The scheme is open to applications from a wide range of businesses involved in the primary production of agricultural products, including the following farming sectors: arable; beef; dairy; goats; horticulture (including hydroponics and aquaponics); pigs; poultry; sheep; apiculture.

Only one application will be approved per business throughout the lifetime of the scheme.

The second round of applications is now open with a deadline of 29 September 2017.

Further details can be accessed at the programme website

Source: Welsh Government, 04/08/2017

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