FCG Response to ELMS Consultation

The reduction in Basic Payments Scheme will start next year and a new era of agriculture support is imminent. The BPS replacement system known as Environmental Land Management Scheme ELMS is starting to be brought together. The Government closed an industry wide consultation on their proposals at the end of July. On behalf of FCG […]

What is The Rural Community Energy Fund?

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is being delivered by the five Local Energy Hubs in England on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The Energy Hub for the south-west is led by the West of England Combined Authority. Clean […]

Round Two Self Employed Support

The second round of support under the government Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has now opened. This offers a one-off grant payment of up to £6,750. This is open to all self-employed including partners within a farming business. To be eligible you need to have been adversely affected by Covid-19 since July 14th. Your business […]

Glastir Small Grants (Wales)

The Glastir Small Grants Scheme window has opened on the 27th of July and will close on the 4th of September. Eligible businesses can apply for funding for capital works of up to £7,500 for projects specifically designed to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. The following capital works are available: • […]