Fund title: Countryside Productivity Scheme

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For improving productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and creating jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Application deadline:

Forestry & water resource management: 3 April 2018. Agri-food: 29 June 2018. Farm Productivity: 3 December 2018

Fund description:

Grants are available for the farming and forestry sectors under the Countryside Productivity Scheme which is part of the Rural Development Programme for England, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Additional themes have recently been added to the scheme and it now includes grants for:

  • water resource management and reservoirs
  • improving forestry productivity
  • adding value to agri-food (new)
  • improving farm productivity (new)

Grants can cover up to 40% of costs. The minimum grant is £35,000.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme