A new Rural Development Programme is to be launched beginning on January 1st 2015, the new programme will cover three main areas of support:
Of particular interest to Envireau Water clients may be the grants for increasing productivity on farm. We expect that £140 million will be available to support farming and forestry businesses through DEFRA, and as with the previous schemes farmers and foresters will have to bid for a share of the funding to:
Our understanding is that the scheme will focus on increasing agricultural, horticultural and forestry output and capacity and creating and securing employment in the sector. The scheme will follow on from the Rural Economy Grant and will fund investment such as:
Those of you that wish to take advantage of the scheme are encouraged to contact us sooner rather than later.