£20 million for Farming and Forestry Businesses

This new scheme under the RDPE aims to help farmers, foresters and horticultural businesses in England to increase profits and reduce their impact on the environment.

The scheme aims to help businesses become more profitable, whilst reducing the impact of farming on the environment.

Farmers, foresters, woodland owners, agricultural contractors and horticulturalists can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to invest in green projects, new machinery and improvements to animal health and welfare so their businesses can grow in an environmentally friendly way.

The Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme will fund projects that:

  • save energy and reduce carbon emissions
  • reduce dependence on artificial fertilizers through better use of manures
  • improve soil quality
  • improve animal health and welfare
  • save and recycle water
  • promote woodland management by processing timber more efficiently

For more information, please click on the following link:

http://rdpenetwork.defra.gov.uk/funding-sources/farm-and-forestry-improvement-scheme