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Countryside Productivity Small Grants

22 February 2018

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm.

The scheme is different to other parts of the Countryside Productivity scheme as it uses an online application process and is targeted at supporting investment for specific pieces of agricultural equipment.

Grants of £3,000 to £12,000 are available:

  • Small grants for farmers
  • Capital equipment and machinery

Who can apply
Farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) can apply for this grant. Please read the handbook below to find out more. This scheme is only open to farmers based in England.

When you can apply
The scheme will be open to applications from 7 February 2018 to 14 March 2018 (Midday).

The following funding streams are currently open for applications with information available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme where individual handbooks are available to guide applicants through the process.