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14/08/2015 New Grant Announced for Wales

The Sustainable Production Grant is an important element of the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It is designed to help farmers in Wales to improve the economic and environmental performance of their agricultural holdings. Its objectives are to increase on-farm investment, to increase technical performance, increase on-farm production efficiencies and to increase on-farm resource efficiencies.

The SPG covers capital investments in equipment and machinery along with some associated costs and supports projects that offer clear and quantifiable benefits to improve the overall performance and sustainability of the agricultural holding.  The grant can be used to invest in facilities and equipment that relate to the following five investment themes of:

•    animal health and welfare

•    crop storage

•    production housing and handling 

•    renewable energy production and 

•    soil and crop management

 

 

The minimum grant threshold per enterprise for any individual investment project is £16,000 and the maximum grant is £400,000. The maximum grant rate for any individual investment project is 40% of the total investment cost regardless of the size of the enterprise and location.

For further information, guidance notes and the expression of interest form click here

 

 



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