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2021 Farming Investment Fund

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The new Farming investment fund provides grants towards the cost of equipment and technology to improve the productivity of farms in a sustainable way. It has two options; the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) which is for smaller grants and the Farming Transformation Fund (FTF) for larger investments. For the FETF the minimum grant value is £2000 and the maximum is £25,000. The total funding pot available is £27m so whilst this headline figure sounds a lot, in reality this does not give a huge proportion of farmers a chance of success with their grant applications.


Farmers can apply for up to £50,000 over the lifetime of the scheme (£25k on each round if they are successful across 2 funding rounds) The deadline for applying to the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund is 7 January 2022.


The Farming Transformation fund opens up a much bigger potential pot of money. For each project, the minimum grant available is £35,000 and the maximum grant is £500,000. Grants cover up to 40% of the eligible costs of a project. For the Farming Transformation Fund there will be an online eligibility checker, with projects that score highly enough against the scheme’s objectives invited to make a full application. The initial deadline for this is 12 January 2022 and the deadline to complete applications is 30 June 2022.


If you need help scoping a technical solution or would like a general chat about what some of our other customers have done or are currently in the process of doing then please give us a call on 01582 383 280 or email Info@Countrifi.co.uk


For funding related enquires please contact the Rural Payments Agency:

Email FETFEnquiries@rpa.gov.uk or call the RPA helpline on 0300 020 0301 and select the option for the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund.

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