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Grant aid available for farmers

Created on 10/05/2017 @ 08:42
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Farmers across Montgomeryshire are being advised to apply for a Farm Business Grant from the Welsh Government to help improve the economic and environmental performance of their farms. 

The call comes from Stuart Richards, a rural surveyor with regional land agents, valuers, estate agents and auctioneers Halls, which has an office in Welshpool. 

“The Farm Business Grant provides a 40 per cent contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises,” he said.

“With grant applications having opened on May 2 and set to close on June 30, I would advise farmers to seriously consider any planned investments that will qualify.”

The minimum grant available is £3,000 and the maximum is £12,000 and only one application will be approved per business throughout the lifetime of the scheme.

Farm businesses must be registered with Farming Connect before applying and have a valid Customer Reference Number (CRN) and County Parish Holding Number (CPH).

Businesses that have already received a Sustainable Production Grant or have a total turnover exceeding £1 million will not be eligible for the Farm Business Grant.

Farmers seeking advice can contact Mr Richards on Tel: 01743 450700.

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