Fund title: EIP-Agri

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To develop research findings into solutions for recognised problems in the farming sector

Application deadline:

8 September 2017

Fund description:

The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-Agri) provides support to projects which show innovation in linking research with farming or forestry practices. It provides grant funding to operational groups to help projects that aim to improve productivity and sustainability.

To apply for EIP-Agri funding the applicant must represent an operational group and be applying on behalf of the group. An ‘operational group’ must be a group of, or any combination of:

  • farmers
  • forest managers
  • researchers involved in agriculture or food
  • agricultural or agri-food businesses
  • non-governmental organisations

Applicants can apply for a grant of between £5,000 and £150,000 to fund the cost of running a project for up to 3 years. The funding is part of the Countryside Productivity Scheme, which is part of the EU/Defra-funded Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

The EIP-Agri programme remains open to applications until September 2017.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-the-eip-agri-grant