Farming Equipment & Technology Fund

Farming Equipment & Technology Fund

Posted on Fri, 26/11/2021 - 11:58
Grant opportunities to improve productivity, animal health & welfare, water use and sustainable woodlands

Details of the new Farming Equipment and Technology have been released and are outlined as follows: 

Applications to be submitted by 7th January 2022

Applications will be checked and scored prior to grant funding agreement (GFA) offers are made. You will not automatically get a grant. The grant is expected to be highly competitive, and you are competing against all applications received and scored against the same criteria.

Minimum grant £2,000

Maximum grant £25,000

Once purchased, installed and the item is operational, submit a single claim for payment for all the Items listed in your GFA, along with any required supporting documentation.  Claims must be submitted by midnight on 30 September 2022.

The grant is a contribution towards the cost of buying new technology or equipment from an approved list. The Items available to apply for have been identified to help:

  • improve agricultural productivity
  • contribute to improved Animal Health and Welfare
  • encourage more sustainable pesticide usage
  • improve air and water quality
  • reduce GHG emissions in line with Net Zero targets
  • reduce unsustainable use of abstracted water
  • encourage sustainable management of woodlands

If you would like AKC to submit your application agent permission level must be set at ‘make Legal Changes’ or ‘Full Permissions’.

Information you will need:

  • Your Customer Reference Number (CRN)
  • Single Business Identifier (SBI)
  • Email address
  • Business name
  • Business address and postcode

You will also need the following information (if relevant):

  • Correspondence email address
  • Companies House Number if you are a Limited company
  • VAT Number if registered for VAT
  • The amount of land in hectares of any holdings you farm or manage, associated with your SBI
  • An estimate of how many animals you keep, which species, sex and age
  • County Parish Holding (CPH) number if you keep animals
  • Available Items you want from the specified list
  • The number of people you employ
  • If you are a woodland / forestry owner, the relevant land parcel IDs

 

Details of what grant funding items which are available are listed here: Annex 3

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