Capital Grant Scheme Opens for Farmer Applicants in March

Capital Grant Scheme Opens for Farmer Applicants in March

Capital grants of between £2,500 and £35,000 will be on offer from next month to help farmers buy equipment to improve productivity.

Part of the Rural Development Programme, The Countryside Productivity scheme will invest £141m over the course of the current Cap regime until 2020 on a range of support for farm and forestry businesses.

In this first tranche of capital grant offers, £5m will be available to farmers, foresters and other land managers to invest in equipment and innovative technology (see list right). However the grants are competitive so only the best submissions will be successful. 

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