LEADER Funding; Grab it Whilst You Can

Without repeating too much of what my colleagues have said in the previous month’s newsletter, LEADER funding is coming to an end. If you have any pieces of equipment you were thinking about buying to help improve productivity on farm (Priority 1) or were considering converting a redundant barn into holiday accommodation or setting up […]

Successful First Round of Countryside Productivity Small Grants

It has recently been announced that £23.5m funding has been allocated under the first application round for the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme.  Initially, £15m was set aside for this scheme, but this was increased to meet the number of eligible applications received. We are awaiting news of a second round, and we expect this […]

Update on Grants

As with many grants that have been available for the last few years, with Brexit soon to be upon us, certain grants have now finished, with the rest due to finish once we finally leave Europe.  The recent RDPE Growth Programme grants finished at the end of May, which saw good opportunities for those with […]

CSS Mid -Tier Deadline Extension

The application deadline for Mid-Tier applications has been extended from 31st July to 31st August.  There had been increasing pressure on Natural England to extend the application window due to their inability to send out application packs. Mid-tier and Natural England issues continue It is understood that the current round of stewardship issues has been […]