Grants for farms - What's coming
Catchment Sensitive Farming: advice for farmers and land managers
Get help to improve water and air quality, and reduce flood risk on a Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) works with farmers and partners across England to produce food in a way that protects:
Your CSF adviser (CSFA) is locally based with an understanding of the challenges farmers face. They will work with you to take the latest advice and tailor it to best benefit your business.
CSF provides locally informed, confidential, on-farm advice to help you make decisions on:
- Soil management
- Nutrient, slurry, and manure management
- Ammonia emission reduction
- Farm infrastructure and machinery set-up
- Pesticide handling
- Water resources and natural flood management
- Local environmental priorities
- Land management
- Agricultural transition, including grants
Farming Investment Fund
Information about funding for farmers, foresters, growers and contractors about grants for investing in new technology, equipment and infrastructure. The Farming Investment Fund (FIF) provides grants to improve productivity, animal health and welfare and bring environmental benefits. FIF is made up of 2 separate funds:
- Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (for grants between £1,000 and £25,000)
- Farming Transformation Fund (for grants between £25,000 and £500,000)
Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) 2023
The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund provides grants for equipment and technology that supports improvements in productivity, slurry management and animal health and welfare. View general information about the scheme: FETF 2023 manual.
The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 2023 is now closed for applications.
Farming Transformation Fund (FTF)
This fund provides grants towards large capital items to help businesses improve productivity, profitability, animal health and welfare and environmental sustainability.
There are 5 grants including:
Slurry Infrastructure grant Round 2
The grant is competitive. If the grant is oversubscribed RPA will prioritise projects that have the greatest environmental outcomes. You can apply for a grant between £25,000 and £250,000.
The first stage of the application process, the online checker, is now open for applications. If you’re interested in making an application, please read the Slurry Infrastructure grant Round 2 guidance which will explain the information you’ll need to provide.
The online checker is now closed
Calf Housing for Health and Welfare grant
The Calf Housing for Health and Welfare (CHHW) grant is available to the beef and dairy sectors.
The grant aims to improve the health and welfare of calves (up to 6 months old) by providing a good ambient environment and facilitating social contact through pair or group housing.
The grant is part of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway.
The CHHW online checker is now closed
Water Management Grant Round 2
Arable or horticultural businesses in England can apply for funding for projects that improve:
- Water sustainability
- The environment
You can apply for a grant of between £35,000 and £500,000 per applicant business. The grant is competitive, so RPA will score your application against the funding priorities and award a grant to the highest scoring applications. Find out what the Water Management Grant Round 2 will fund.
The Water Management Grant online checker is now closed. RPA is assessing the online checker applications received.
Adding Value grant
The Adding Value grant is available for growers or producers to add value to eligible agricultural products after they have been harvested or reared.
It is competitive, so the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will score your application based on merit.
RPA will award a grant to the strongest applications.
You can apply for a grant between £25,000 and £300,000.
Stage 1 of the application process is complete. Applicants invited by RPA can now submit a full application.
More grants Coming soon!
Expected in January 2024: £45m fund for farming innovation including Solar, Robotics & Automatic Equipment projects.