Farming Investment Fund Opens 16th November 2021

On Tuesday 16th November, applications for The Farming Investment Fund will open up.

The Fund covers both smaller investments in The Farm Equipment and Technology Fund and larger investments in The Farming Transformation Fund.

The grant can be applied for by farmers, agricultural or forestry contractors involved in the production or processing of agricultural, horticultural or forestry products for those based in England.

The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 

This fund will provide smaller grants to help improve business performance. There is a set list of equipment, technology and small infrastructure investments that you can apply for. They are largely based upon the previous Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme. The application will be done online with clear grant value assigned to each of the items. Assuming the application is successful, the applicant will be able to buy the item then claim the reimbursement using their receipt.

The Farming Transformation Fund

This fund aims to support the larger and/or more complicated investments. The fund is based upon the Countryside Productivity Large Grant Scheme. This previous scheme was structured around several themes including water resource management and improving farm productivity. The themes chosen will be based upon feedback from previous schemes as well as current conversations with farmers.

There will be an online eligibility checker for this application process.

Please note that guidance notes for each of these funds are not yet available.

For further information and to discuss applying, please contact Tabitha Bentley MRICS FAAV in our Bedale office on 01677 425950.