IMPROVING FARM PRODUCTIVITY - STAGE 1 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
We are pleased to announce that the Improving Farm Productivity Stage 1 applications are now open! Even better… the grant will now cover 50% of the project costs for robotic and automated equipment.
Who is the grant funding for?
The grant funding is open to farming and horticultural businesses. Contractors are also eligible but for the robotic and automated equipment only.
What will the grant pay for?
Robotic and automated equipment and systems to aid crop and livestock production.
Installation of solar equipment to increase energy resilience and the take up of renewable energy generation on farms.
How much funding is available?
The minimum grant available is £25,000 and the maximum grant available is £500,000.
The grant will now cover up to 50% of the costs (previously 40%).
For solar equipment, the minimum grant is £15,000 and a maximum of £100,000. The grant will cover up to 25% of the solar equipment costs.
You can apply for both automated equipment and solar equipment but your total grant funding amount cannot exceed £500,000.
How to apply
Stage 1 applications (online checker) will firstly determine if you are eligible to apply for the grant funding and how your project will meet the funding priorities.
Stage 1 applications are now OPEN and will close on 21st March 2024.
If successful at Stage 1, you will be invited to Stage 2 (full application).
Want to find out more?
You can get in touch with our team of consultants to discuss your options today! Additionally, the RPA will be hosting a webinar on the 30th January 2024 about this grant. Follow the link to get signed up.