The final (round 3) of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme (CPSG) is now open with £25 million available to help farmers improve their efficiency and benefit the environment.
This round allows farmers to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to buy new and “innovative” equipment – from livestock monitoring cameras to precision farming technology – to help save time and money and so improve productivity (business efficiency).
Successful claimants under previous rounds of this scheme are able to apply for different items of equipment, up to the scheme’s limit of £12,000 per farmer. Additional items were added last year to the list of eligible equipment including; equipment designed to help minimise soil compaction, monitor ammonia levels in farm buildings, and increase machinery precision when applying slurry.
The application window is from the 7th October to the 4th November 2020.
More information on the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme and the handbook for this round of the scheme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme
If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Georgina Bush or Hennie Carter on 01285 883 740.