Sustainable Production Grant
WANT TO APPLY FOR A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION GRANT?
If you are interested in applying for a sustainable production grant, the next window is expected to open on the 1st February 2021 and close on the 12th March 2021. Applicants will be invited to put forward an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for 40% grant funding towards pre-identified capital items and machinery to support farmers in addressing improving water quality and nutrient management. Those applications will then be assessed by the Welsh Government and successful EOIs will be invited to put forward a full application.
The minimum grant funding available is £12,000 and the maximum is £50,000. At 40% funding, total project costs can be between £30,000 to £125,000. Applicants will need to be registered with Farming Connect and a partner in the business may need to attend some kind of virtual event, instead of the customary “Farm Business Roadshows”.
With the implementation of the “All Wales NVZ” from April 2021, there has never been a more important time to seek grant funding towards improving slurry facilities, and silage storage. Slurry stores particularly will need to demonstrate at least 5 months storage capacity to accommodate the new closed periods over winter. Please contact Katie Davies 07495 006849 or Ellie Watkins 07495 006808 for further advice.
DO YOU NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION GRANT APPLICATION?
If you have been lucky enough to submit a favourable expression of interest (EOI) for the sustainable production grant in rounds 4 or 5, you will have been invited to submit a full application for consideration for a contract. You may now be baffled by the sheer amount of paperwork that must be submitted with a full application. Agri Advisor are more than happy to help and offer competitive pricing for assistance with submission of the full application.
Following submission of a successful EOI, applicants are invited to submit an application including the following information to be appraised by the Welsh Government:
- 5 Year Business Plan
- Core Criteria Statement
- Nutrient and Water Efficiency Plans
- 3 Years of Certified Accounts
- Planning Permission (if applicable)
- 3 Quotes for each investment item selected in EOI
Welsh Government will then review all this information submitted to decide which applicants will be offered a contract. In order for your application to be considered favourably, it is vital that you provide a clear, comprehensive portfolio setting out all the required information. Failure to produce some of the information, or production of an unclear application, will only hinder your chance of being offered a contract. We have experience in submitting applications to successfully secure grant funding and would be more than happy to discuss your requirements including planning advice if required. Please contact Katie Davies 07495 006849 or Ellie Watkins 07495 006808 for further advice.