Countryside Productivity - Small Grant Scheme– Round 3

The Countryside Productivity, Small Grant Scheme, Round 3 opens today. George Whittaker outlines the grants available and process for applying before the closing date of 4 November 2020.

Countryside Productivity - Small Grant Scheme– Round 3

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme Round 3 opens today, with the closing date for applications on 4 November 2020. 

Farmers can apply for funding towards specific items of equipment to include:

All the items funded will help to make improvements in either:

  • Technical Efficiency
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Resource Efficiency, or
  • Nutrient Management

The grants are 40% of the “standard costs” for a minimum grant of £3,000, up to a maximum of £12,000 (50% in Cornwall).

The minimum “standard cost” total of the application needs to be £7,500 to receive the minimum grant of £3,000.

The standard cost for each item is the actual fixed price which the grant will be paid towards. For example, if the standard cost is £7,500, even if the actual amount you pay is only £7,000, you will receive 40% of £7,500.

If your application is successful, by midnight on 31 March 2021, you must have:

  • Bought all the items
  • Paid for in full (payment must have left your bank account)
  • Installed all items applied for, and
  • Submitted a single claim

The DEFRA announcement can be found here

Symonds & Sampson have a specialist team of agents across the region who can assist with the applications for all rural grants and subsidies. 

For more information, contact George Whittaker 01305 236578. 

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