This week, Defra published more information about the Farming Transformation Fund - the large grant scheme for farm infrastructure and equipment. This has a minimum grant of £35,000 and maximum of £500,000 with 3 themes:
- on-farm water storage infrastructure. This is open now – deadline 12th
- Farm productivity - including robotic or autonomous equipment and systems to aid crop and livestock production. It will also include slurry acidification equipment to improve nutrient management and reduce ammonia emissions. This will open in mid-January.
- Adding value - equipment and technology for storing, sorting, or processing products. This will open in 2022 – date tbc.
You can read the Defra update here.