The second round of the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund is open from 21st February 2022 – midday on 4th April 2022

Farming Equipment and Technology Funding

The funding has been split into 2 themes:

  • Productivity and Slurry
  • Animal Health and Welfare

Eligibility for funding

You can apply for a grant for specific items of equipment and technology for farming, contracting, horticultural and forestry businesses. Grants for the Animal Health and Welfare items are available to farmers and contractors in these livestock sectors:

  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Sheep
  • Pigs
  • Laying hens/Broilers

You can apply for 1 theme or both:

  • The minimum amount of funding is £1,000 and maximum is £25,000 per theme.
  • You are still eligible to receive the funding if you received funding in round 1.
  • The funding is based on standard costs with each item needing to meet the requirements outlined by the RPA.

The grant is a contribution towards the cost of buying new technology or equipment to help improve agricultural productivity, contribute to improving animal health and welfare, encourage sustainable use of pesticides and fertiliser, improve air and water quality, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce unsustainable use of abstracted water and encourage sustainable woodland management.

To view the full list of items available and their specifications, follow links below:

How the Farming Equipment and Technology grant works

The application is an online process. You will be required to submit one application for items under the Productivity and Slurry theme and another for the Animal Health and Welfare theme (separate application windows).

The Productivity and Slurry theme application window opens 21st February and the Animal Health and Welfare theme application window opens in March.

Applications will be based on a scoring system, with each item having been assigned a score out of 100 based on productivity, environmental benefit and level of adoption for the Productivity and Slurry theme, and animal health and welfare benefit, productivity, innovation and environmental benefit for the Animal Health and Welfare theme.

All applications will be assessed following closure of the application windows (Animal Heath to be confirmed).

If successful at the online application stage, you will then be offered a Grant Funding Agreement (GFA).

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