Applications are now open for the third and final round of the government’s Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. The scheme is a great boost for farmers looking to invest in productivity-boosting equipment, with a total of £25 million available in grants.
How much is available to farmers?
The CPSG offers grants of £3,000 – £12,000 for individual farms to improve efficiency and benefit the environment. Grants cover up to 40% of the equipment costs, meaning the minimum total value of kit purchased is £7,500 and the maximum is £30,000.
What equipment is eligible?
The Government have released a list of eligible items that can be found here.
Ritchie have also released a list of their eligible products that can be found here.
How long is there to apply?
Farmers will have until midday on 4 November to make an application to the Rural Payments Agency.
The government have released a handbook dedicated to this round of the scheme and can be found here.
We have equipment available that meets requirements, such as Cattle Crushes from Bateman and mobile sheep handling systems from Alligator and Prattley. More information on this equipment can be found here.