Grant funding – is your business missing out on valuable added income?

British farmers have recently received £23.5million in small grants, as part of the latest round of funding aimed at boosting productivity.

More than 3,500 grants have been allocated from the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSG) which assists farmers with the purchase of equipment to help improve productivity.

Initially, the Government had set aside a funding pot of £15 million but, such was the high volume of quality applications, that Defra increased available funding to £23.5 million.

At Moore Thompson, we have a dedicated Grant and Funding Services Team, headed by our Grant Services Manager, Janet Brown which seeks out potential grant opportunities for the agricultural and farming sector.

Amongst the current grant funding opportunities available in our area is the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Fund.

If your business is located within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, Uttlesford, South Holland, South Kesteven, Norfolk or Suffolk, you may be able to apply for funding to help you develop a product, or grow your business and create jobs.

The Fund is aimed at supporting SMEs, whose main business is in or related to the Agri-Tech sector, to make improvements in agricultural productivity through the introduction of new products or processes and encourage improvements to existing product/processes and energy efficiency.

Eligibility:

  • Farmers, food manufacturers and retailers can apply. This includes sectors such as food processing and food wholesaling, as well as related industries such as process engineering.
  • Businesses that are involved in technologies which have the potential of application to the food industry can apply as the programme aspires to support innovation and its application to the food industry.

If you feel your business might benefit from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Fund, or you would like to find out about other grant funding opportunities which could help boost your agricultural or farming business, please get in touch with us by calling 01775 711333 or email grantfunding@mooret.co.uk

Posted in ARA News.