Calling All English Farmers - Farming Investment Fund Grants Announced!

Attention all English Farmers!

DEFRA have announced a new grant benefitting English farmers who are looking to improve their farm productivity and enhance environmental benefits.

The new measures are broadly termed as the ‘Farming Investment Fund’ and the full details on the measures can be found here on the government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-investment-fund

The Farming Investment Fund is separated into these two parts:

Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (Grants Offered: £2000-£25000)

This part of the new funding provides grants towards the cost of capital equipment, farm machinery and technology to improve farm productivity sustainably.

Farming Transformation Fund (Grants Offered: £35000-£500000)

This part of the new funding provides grants towards large capital items to help farms improve sustainability, productivity and profitability on farms.  This covers water management, improving farm productivity and adding value. While the ‘improving farm productivity’ and ‘adding value’ aspects of the fund are not open for applications yet, you can take advantage of the ‘water management’ aspect of the funding now, applications close on 12 January 2022.   Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-transformation-fund-water-management-grant-manual

If you’ve come to Agri-Linc looking to purchase new Farm Machinery and obtain grant funding, then the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund is what applies to you, the full details of which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-equipment-and-technology-fund-round-1-manual

A list of all the items covered by the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-equipment-and-technology-fund-round-1-manual/annex-3-eligible-items-specification-and-grant-amount

Agri-Linc offer a range of items covered by the new grant funding as follows:

Item number FETF44 on the new funding covers 3 Metre Direct Drills, with an available grant amount of £12054.  This means that the entire range of New Moore Unidrills, with the exception of the Base Unit Only versions, are eligible for grant funding. Browse Moore Unidrills here: https://www.agri-linc.com/farm-machinery/direct-drills.html?manufacturer=3282

Item number FETF110 on the new funding covers 3 metre Cover Crop Rollers, with an available grant of £1952.  This covers the PROFORGE® Crimpa™ cover crop roller/front press, find out more info here: https://www.agri-linc.com/new-proforge-crimpa-3-metre-double-rotor-front-mounted-crimper.html

Item number FETF112 on the new funding covers Grassland Sward Lifters, with an available grant of £2804. This covers the SUMO GLS Grassland Subsoiler, find out more info here: https://www.agri-linc.com/new-sumo-gls-grassland-subsoiler-2-3-metre-4-leg-with-front-discs-in-stock.html

Item number FETF113 on the new funding covers a comb weeder, with an available grant of £2656.  This covers the Proforge Activator Weeder Harrow, both 6 metre and 12 metre versions. Find the 6 metre version info here : https://www.agri-linc.com/proforge-activator-6-metre-weeder-harrow-new.html  and the 12 metre version here : https://www.agri-linc.com/proforge-activator-12-metre-weeder-harrow-new.html

Item number FETF100 on the new funding covers Cameras for monitoring livestock, with an available grant of £132.  This covers the Farmstream 360 Degree CCTV Camera, find out more info here: https://www.agri-linc.com/farmstream-360-degree-cctv-camera.html

Item number FETF106 on the new funding covers a solar powered electric fencing energiser with an available grant of £90.  This covers the AgriFence solar powered electric fencing energiser, find out more info here: https://www.agri-linc.com/agrifence-sp18-all-in-one-solar-energiser.html

Get your applications in now! The Round 1 application period opens on the 16th November 2021 and will close on 7 January 2022. Apply here: https://www.fetf.org.uk/

If you’d like to talk to a member of the Agri-Linc team about how to take advantage of the new grant funding, get in touch today by calling us on 01778 591225.

 

 

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