Last week, Defra finally launched its Farming Investment Fund including the Farming Equipment and Technology Grant. Some key information is below:
|How do I apply?||On-line through the Rural Payments Agency FETF application portal|
|Deadline for applications||Midday 7th January 2022|
|Equipment claim deadline||30th September 2022|
|Grant available||· There is a set grant per item of equipment which will be paid regardless of actual cost.
· Minimum grant is £2,000, Maximum £25,000.
· Up to £50,000 will be available through all the rounds of the scheme.
|Equipment funded||There is a list of 120 items of farm equipment including additional items not available under the previous CP small grant scheme.|
|Other changes||· Contractors can apply as well as farmers.
· If you cannot purchase all the items you applied for (eg if equipment is not available), you can claim on the other items providing you notify Defra.
Click here for information about the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund and how to apply.