Coronavirus Support for Welsh Dairy Farmers

Coronavirus Support for Welsh Dairy Farmers

The Welsh Government has now announced a new funding package for Welsh dairy farmers.

The application process for the Welsh Dairy Support Scheme will open on 18 June, running through until 14 August 2020, and will be accessible via your RPWOnline account.

Eligible farmers will be entitled to up to £10,000, to cover around 70% of their lost income.

You will need to demonstrate a reduction of 25% or more in the average price paid for your milk in April and May, when compared to February 2020. Milk statements covering February, April and May 2020 will be required to support your application.

Guidance will be made available to aid with this process. Where all necessary documentation is submitted and validated, successful applications can expect payment within 10 days.

The Welsh Government press release can be viewed here.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.