The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF)
Yesterday, the Rural Payments Agency announced The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) which will provide investment towards specific items of equipment, aimed at improving productivity and efficiency for farming, horticultural and forestry businesses.
Under round 1, grants of between £2,000 and £25,000 are available to farming, horticultural, and forestry businesses to fund specified equipment.
The list of eligible items can be found on the GOV.UK website and includes equipment like sward lifters, dribble bars, robotic silage pushers, cluster flush systems and cover crop rollers.
The deadline for applying is 7 January 2022.
Any previous claims under the Countryside Productivity Small Grant do not count towards the scheme’s overall limit of £50.000.
Full details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-equipment-and-technology-fund-round-1-manual
Author: James Cornthwaite FCA CTA
A former pupil at St Aidan’s C of E High School, James attended Blackpool Sixth Form College and Lancaster University, graduating in 2004, gaining BSc. first class honours. He joined Moore and Smalley, Preston in 2005 and qualified as a...
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