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Welsh Farm Business Grant
On 2nd August the second application window for the Welsh Farm Business Grant was opened. It will be open until 29 September for applications to receive a 40% contribution grant towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises. The minimum grant available is £3,000, and the maximum is £12,000. Only one application will be approved per business throughout the lifetime of the Scheme and attendance at a Farming for Future roadshow is required. Round 2 features amendments and additions to the offerings, one of them being the inclusion of a mobile sheep handling system to hold a minimum of 100 ewes. Contact Marcus on 0843 506 5430 for information on the RAPPA yards available within this scheme. Read more online http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/cap/ruraldevelopment/wales-rural-development-programme-2014-2020/farm-business-grant-scheme/?lang=en
The Countryside Productivity scheme
Capital grants of between £2,500 and £35,000 will be on offer from The Countryside Productivity scheme. The initial funds of totalling £5m will be available to farmers, foresters and other land managers to invest in equipment and innovative technology. Funding will be also available for projects to develop innovative ways to improve productivity or sustainability in farming and forestry. Applications must be submitted between March and June 2015. Read more online http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/capital-grant-scheme-opens-for-farmer-applicants-in-march.htm
Welsh young entrants' scheme open for last time
Welsh Government Young Entrants Support Scheme (YESS) is open until the 30 November with grants for young farmers setting-up as a head of holding for the first time. Grants can be used for capital equipment such as handling systems, weigh crates etc. Call us on 01299 896807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like help with your application. Click here for application details.