Farming Investment Fund now open for applications

The Farming Investment Fund opens today (Tuesday 16 November).

Farmers, foresters and growers from across England are urged to apply for grants to buy new equipment and infrastructure to help to improve efficiency and help us build back greener. This could include solar powered electric fences, water treatment systems that use ultraviolet light rather than chemicals and cameras for monitoring livestock.

The fund will be split across two strands. Firstly, the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund will focus on smaller grants for equipment from a set list including electronic seeders and chemical-free disinfection systems. Please note the deadline for this window of applications is midday on 7th January 2022.

Secondly, the Farming Transformation Fund will cover more substantial technology, with the potential to transform business performance. This strand will focus initially on water management with grants available to improve water use on farms for things like crops irrigation and constructing on-farm reservoirs.  If you are applying for this you will need to complete the initial online application through the online checker before 12th January 2022.  Projects with the best fit with the priorities will then be invited to submit a full application (deadline 30th June 2022).