DEFRA’s FARMING RECOVERY FUND – DEADLINE 31ST MARCH 2020
Defra’s Farming Recovery grant was launched today (20th September) and covers non-insurable items for a range of farm restoration work, including rebuilding dry stone walls, re-cultivating productive land and replacing damaged field gates. The handbook has full details and the application form can be downloaded on the following webpage: Farming Recovery Fund 2019
The grant is from £500 up to £25,000 and is based on standard and reference costs for some items, but with 3 quotes required for some works such as removal of debris from land. Applications will need photographs and maps to show the impact of the flooding. It is possible to apply where damage has already been repaired but evidence of the damage copies of any receipts and invoices must be supplied.
THE ADDINGTON FUND – DEADLINE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019
The Prince’s Countryside Fund donated emergency relief money to the Addington Fund to help with the costs of deadstock removal, replacement of washed away feed or forage and other costs such as the hire of diggers. Click on Addington Flood Relief Fund, or call 01926 620135.
The Two Ridings Community Partnership has a fund to help flooded households and small businesses where personal hardship has arisen as a result of premises being flooded. Call 01904 929 500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVICE FOR FARMERS
The Rural Payments Agency has published information for flood affected farmers on its website including guidance on what you need to do about BPS, Stewardship Schemes, cross compliance, reporting animal movements and when to apply for Force Majeure. The Environment Agency has also published a 15 page booklet containing flood recovery advice on work to river banks and structures and removal/disposal of waste. Please contact the office for paper copies of this advice or for links to the website.
Members can obtain advice and help with grant applications. Contact the Farmer Network office on: Tel: 01768 868615 or e mail: email@example.com
or call our Yorkshire Dales coordinator, Carol Moffat, on 07917 666514.