Defra has published a blog providing more information about the Farming Investment Fund which is due to be launched this autumn. There will be a smaller grant scheme – the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund and a larger scheme – the Farming Transformation Fund. The smaller grant scheme is expected to be similar to the current Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme. The Farming Transformation Fund will support larger investments including:
- on-farm water storage infrastructure,
- precision farming equipment
- robotic or automated technology
- equipment and technology for storing, sorting, or processing products.