02/03/2012 - Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grants Open for 2012/13
Due to its continuing success the Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grant Scheme has reopened for 2012-13.
The scheme provides grant aid towards the improvement or installation of facilities that would benefit water quality by reducing diffuse pollution.
Applications may be made for grants up to a maximum of £10,000 per holding. There is no minimum amount of grant per holding. Two or more holdings managed as a single unit, or in single ownership, or which to some extent have common management, financial accounts, livestock, machinery and/or feeding stores, will be classed as one holding and subject to a single grant ceiling of £10,000.
It is expected that the funding mechanism will allow £21 million in capital grants to be awarded this year with an expected further £15 million for 2013/14.
All agricultural holdings/businesses within the boundaries of the 50 priority catchments in England will be eligible to apply for these grants. Support will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 April 2012.
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Source: naturalengland.org.uk, 02/03/12
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