Second Window for Farm Business Grant Scheme

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Further to our blog in April regarding the Farm Business Grant Scheme, the Welsh Government will be opening the second window for those to apply for the scheme this month. As last time, the window will be open for two months, with a total of £40m funding available over the course of the scheme running, until 2020.

More detailed guidance has been published by the Welsh Government regarding the scheme, and can be found here.

Those looking to apply are reminded to make sure you have attended a ‘Farming Connect: Farming for the Future’ event to ensure you are eligible to make an application, as well as being registered with Farming Connect and Welsh Government Rural Payments Wales.

For more information about the scheme, please visit the Welsh Government Website.

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

Window for New Farm Business Grant Soon to Open

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Wales Rural Development Program have released the dates for the expression of interest in the new Farm Business Grant Scheme. The window will open on 2nd May and will close 30th June.

The Farm Business Grant Scheme will offer grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to the successful applicants, in a bid to improve the farmer’s performance in Wales, and provides up to 40% funding towards investments in capital and machinery that have a clear and significant benefit to the farm.

The key areas for investments are cattle, sheep and pig equipment, crop management equipment, energy efficiency and many more.

There are conditions for those looking to apply which, along with more information, can be found here.

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