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‘Adding Value’ Grant Funding – Farming Investment Fund

“Grants available for farm buildings, machinery or equipment that will add value to crops/ livestock by increasing productivity and improving the environment.”

The much anticipated details of the ‘Adding Value’ theme within the Farming Investment Fund have today, been released by the RPA. Grant funding of between £25,000 and £300,000 will be available for up to 40% of eligible funding costs that seek to process, diversify and add value to produce. This includes equipment for:

  • Preparing or processing edible agricultural products

  • ‘Second stage’ processing of grain such as blending and colour sorting

  • Processing non-edible agricultural products into new products (e.g. flax, hemp, wool, hides, skins)

  • Retailing eligible agricultural products (e.g. display facilities and vending machines)

  • Premises for the preparation/ processing of added value agricultural products (including storage areas)

Grant funding will include the installation and commissioning of eligible capital items. Stage 1 applications, via an ‘Online Checker,’ are to open in June 2022 which will allow you to understand your chance of success for the funding. Following this initial stage, should the project score highly, applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The Rural Payments Agency have advised that they will prioritise funding for the following projects and that a stronger score will be received for achieving more of the listed priorities (as below).

  • Increase, improve or introduce new processing capabilities

  • Grow your business - to improve business resilience

  • Process products for the first time

  • Shorten supply chains

  • Encourage collaboration and partnerships

  • Improve environmental sustainability

For further information of projects eligible for this grant, please visit: About the Adding Value grant, who can apply and what the grant can pay for. Or get in touch with one of the team for more information! Sam Kelly 07777 696080 Charlie Davies 07904 601104 Laura Cureton 07399 117257 Office 01454 614624


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