RDPE- Countryside Productivity Scheme

Fund Name: Countryside Productivity Scheme
Project Length: Varies
Project Value: Various- up to £1M
Deadline: 29/06/2018

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Improving Farm Productivity – Deadline 3rd December 2018

This grant covers funding for the use of robotic equipment and systems to aid crop and livestock production.It also covers farmers who want to increase the use of renewable heat and electricity produced on a farm by improving energy storage and distribution.Other purposes include the use of LED wavelength controlled lighting to aid crop production and funding for more efficient use of livestock slurries and manures, and digestate.

Adding value to Agri-food – Deadline 29th June 2018

This grant aims to improve the processing of primary agricultural products to shorten supply chains and deliver benefits to primary producers.Grant funding can help pay for equipment and machinery or constructing or improving buildings associated with all aspects of processing. Examples include investment in an egg processing facility.

The minimum funding for both grants is £35,000. In the case of the Improving Farm Productivity grant, the funding will cover up to 40% of the eligible costs of the project, giving a minimum total cost of £87,500.At least 60% of the project funding must be met from private sources, such as savings or a bank loan. Public funds towards the project are acceptable but will reduce the grant offered. The maximum grant available is £1m.

Grants are also available for Water Resource Management and Improving Forestry Productivity.

If you think that you might be eligible for any of these funds, please contact us – we’re happy to discuss your eligibility over the phone or email. Please call 01392 427860 or email info@grantedltd.co.uk

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