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RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme - Round 2

- Grant Ended -
1 Aug 19


Grant Scheme


Who can apply?

Farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) can apply.  The following are not eligible to receive the grants:

  • Solely contracting businesses including those contract rearing animals*
  • Non departmental public bodies
  • Local Authorities
  • Crown bodies

* However, businesses whose main activity is farming but who also carry out some contracting work can apply.

You must not apply for a grant for any items that you have already applied for* or received funding for under the Fruit and Vegetables Producer Organisation Operational Programme or any other RDPE grant.  Examples of RDPE schemes are the RDPE Growth Programme, LEADER, Countryside Productivity, Farming Recovery Fund, Cumbria Countryside Access Fund and Countryside Stewardship.

* If you were rejected or have withdrawn from any of these schemes, you can still apply, provided you have not been excluded from participation in RDPE schemes.


Can I apply for Round 2 even if I applied in Round 1?

If you applied for Round 1 and your application was successful, but did not reach the £12,000 maximum, you can apply in Round 2. However the grant value of your Round 2 application must be £3,000 or more. Therefore if you received more than £9,000 grant in Round 1, you will not be eligible to apply under Round 2.

If the grant value of your application is less than £3,000, your application will be rejected.  You may only proceed with one successful application per Round.  If your claim was rejected or withdrawn in Round 1, you can also reapply in Round 2.


I applied in Round 1:-

What can I apply for in Round 2?

Awarded and received a grant of £3,000 to £9,000 You are eligible to apply in Round 2
Awarded and received a grant of £9,000.01 to £12,000 You are NOT eligible to apply in Round 2
Withdrawn from Round 1 at either application or claim stage You can apply for a grant between £3,000 to £12,000 grant
Rejected in Round 1 at either application or claim stage You can apply for a grant between £3,000 to £12,000 grant


What the grants are for?

All these items have been identified following consultation with industry groups and suppliers as helping achieve improvements in either:

  • Technical efficiency
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Resource efficiency or
  • Nutrient management

If the equipment you want is not listed at Annex 3, or differs from the specifications given, it is not eligible under this scheme. If you purchase any other items not on the list, ask your supplier to invoice you for these separately, it may take us longer to process your claim if these are included.


Help and advise with your application?

Promar specilist can advise you if you are elagable to apply for a grant and help you with the process.  For more infomation on this any other grant schemes, contact Promar on 01270 616816.