Applications for the Animal Health and Welfare Equipment and Technology grant are now open.

The application portal is open from 23rd March until 15th June.  

The grants will support improvements in livestock health and welfare, offering between £1,000 and £25,000 towards the cost of items from the list in the guidance.

Farmers have the opportunity to bring new equipment onto their farm that has been shown to have a positive impact on health and welfare. That means happier, healthier and more productive livestock – great for the animals, and great for the farmer.

DEFRA encourage anyone who is thinking about applying for a grant to discuss this with their vet first, to get advice on which items would best help their livestock.  

These grants are the next step on the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway. Just like other parts of the Pathway, such as the funded annual health and welfare review, they have been developed through careful co-design work with farmers, academics, vets and industry groups.

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