GRANT FUNDING for farm equipment

AGRI-UPDATE –BREAKING NEWS from the Exmoor Hill Farm Project.

FARMING & FORESTRY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME (FFIS)
– 2nd Round

The second round of the FFIS has been launched. As in the last round, small grants of between £2,500 to £25,000 are now available for items such as sheep weigh crates, mobile handling systems, EID readers, upgrading of cattle crushes and roofing of silage pits and manure stores.

Farm, forestry and horticulture businesses in Upland areas can apply for up to 50% of expenditure (40% in other areas) with a minimum spend of £5,000.  (£6,250 in other areas)

The handbook can be downloaded at:

http://rdpenetwork.defra.gov.uk/funding-sources/farm-and-forestry-improvement-scheme,

The application form  will be available online to download from the 22  May.  The application round will close on the 17July  2012.

Contact EHFP for help and advice on 01643 841455
or email enquiries@exmoorhillfarmproject.org.uk

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