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£25 million available to help farmers boost productivity

Published on in Business Support & Coronavirus

£25 million has been made available in grants for productivity-boosting farming equipment in the third and final round of the government’s Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme.

The third round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme is now open for applications. Under this scheme, farmers can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to contribute towards investment in new and innovative technology to boost productivity on their farms.

Last year, new items were added to the list of the equipment available that will help farmers and benefit the environment. This include equipment designed to help minimise soil compaction in fields, monitor ammonia levels in farm buildings, and increase machinery precision when applying slurry.

Farmers who have been successful in applying for grants in previous rounds of the scheme will also be able to apply for grants for different pieces of equipment within this final round, meaning that they can streamline other elements of their business or start the move towards farming more sustainably.

Farmers have until midday on 4 November to submit their application to the Rural Payments Agency.

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