£2m Farm Business Grant for Welsh Farmers Opens 1 September

Farming Grants

Welsh farmers planning on investing in new technology and equipment could benefit from grants worth up to £12,000 after the Welsh Government announced (19 August) a new expression of interest window for the Farm Business Grant which will open on 1st September 2021.

Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths, said a budget of £2m will be available for farmers to invest in new technology and equipment to improve their technical, financial and environmental performance.

The expression of interest window is open between 1 September and 1 October 2021 with successful applicants having 4 months to purchase and claim for the items supported.

The Farm Business Grant comes from funds remaining within the Rural Development Programme. It provides grants from £3,000 to £12,000, which offer a maximum 40% contribution and allow farmers to make important investments in their businesses to support production efficiencies and improve productivity.

This grant provides funding towards the cost of a wide range of equipment, from handling systems and technology for precision farming to tools for more efficient use of resources.

Further information to follow, but for now the types of equipment that can be purchased can be found on Gov Wales.

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