RDPE Countryside Grants

RDPE Countryside Grants

Thursday, February 22, 2018

There are ‘Countryside Stewardship’ and ‘Countryside Productivity’ grants now open to receive applications.

Countryside Stewardship
Three main elements to scheme:
- Mid tier
- Higher tier
- Capital grants

For further information click here, and use the ‘grants finder’ tool to find specific grants, included are:

Countryside Productivity
Large grant scheme

  • Opened Nov 2017, open until Dec 2018.
  • Farmers can apply for >£35K of grant, representing 40% of investment, meaning total project cost of over £87K.

 Small grant scheme

  • Launched Wed 7th Feb 2018, current window closes 14th March 2018 (more application windows to be announced).
  • Farmers can apply for between £3K and £12K of grant, representing 40% of investment.
  • Simple application process online, no quotes for items needed, all items have specified fixed cost.

 For further information on Countryside Productivity grants click here.


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