Grants for Farm Investments & Improvements - Deadline 9 June 2023

Published: 04/06/2023 By Charlie Andrews


This is the final week in which to submit requests for approval of grant-funded investments including Concrete Yard Renewal, Roofing, Livestock and Machinery Tracks and other farm improvements and investments as part of a Countryside Stewardship (CS) Mid-Tier or Higher-Tier application.

Below, you will find a list detailing some of the most popular options for which Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer Approval (CSFO) approval is required. These requests for approval must be made at least 10 weeks before you submit your application for CS and with deadlines for submitting full applications being 18th August for CS Mid-Tier and 28th August for CS Higher-Tier, requests for approval for these options need to be submitted by the 9th June.

  • RP15: Concrete yard renewal - £33.64 per square metre.  
  • RP4: Livestock and machinery tracks - £44.63 per metre
  • RP28: Roofing for sprayer wash-down areas, manure storage, livestock gathering areas, slurry and silage stores - £72.50 per square metre.
  • RP27: Sprayer or applicator load and washdown area - £35.86 per square metre.
  • RP18: Above ground water storage tanks - £73.34 per cubic metre.
  • RP19: First flush rainwater diverters or downpipe filters - £174.59 per unit. 

Other Capital Items are also available under CS which don’t require CSFO approval, such as fencing, hedge planting, hedge laying and many more. With significant funding available, Symonds & Sampson’s Rural Grants Team can guide you through your eligibility for the grants available and undertake all stages of the application on your behalf.

For further details, contact Lucy Carnell MRICS or Charlie Andrews in our Yeovil office on 01935 423526, or contact a member of our Rural Grants team (below) in your nearest office to find out how we can help you make the most of the schemes available.




Meet the Grants Team


Chris Powell


Rural Partner
Devizes

BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV


Department: Devizes Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional,
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Estate Management, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Promotions, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning

01380 710535
07375 370163
cpowell@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Lester Williams


Partner, Auctioneer
Frome Market, Sherborne

MRICS FAAV


Department: Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, Sherborne Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, Boundary Disputes, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves

01935 818513
07778 646031
lwilliams@symondsandsampson.co.uk

A-J Monro (Andrew)


Partner, Head of Professional Services
Wimborne

BSC(Hons) MRICS FAAV APAEWE

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Wimborne Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, AMC, Boundary Disputes, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves



01202 882103
07867 555838
amonro@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jack Edwards


Partner
Salisbury

MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Salisbury Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Planner, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves

01722 334323
07747 888385
jedwards@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Annabel Douglas


Rural Surveyor
Bridport

MSc MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Bridport Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, BPS, Compensation, Diversification, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks



01308 459564 adouglas@symondsandsampson.co.uk

George Whittaker


Senior Surveyor
Dorchester, Poundbury Burraton House

AssocRICS FAAV MBIAC CEnv

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Dorchester Rural and Agricultural, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, BPS, Contract Farming, Diversification, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Telecoms, Valuations


01305 236578
gwhittaker@symondsandsampson.co.uk