The Cheffins Rural Professionals team deal with grants and subsidies and provide strategic advice for farmers and landowners across the region to diversify, enhance and maximise the profits from their farm or estate.
The team is well versed in using these schemes to their full potential and ensuring payment on behalf of our clients. Cheffins helps hundreds of clients each year with Basic Payment Schemes, Countryside Stewardship Schemes, Rural Grant Funding and smaller, niche funding schemes. Cheffins has a close working relationship with Local Enterprise Partnerships, LEADER Groups and the Rural Payments Agency, ensuring that our clients can maximise all opportunities on offer. If you are considering applying for any rural grants or funding, give one of our team a call.
With the UK having now left the EU DEFRA has pledged a new raft of grants to support farm businesses. The first of these, the Farming Investment Fund, is expected to become available in Autumn 2021 and will help deliver investment in equipment, technology and farm infrastructure to improve productivity.
The Farming Investment Fund will have an emphasis on encouraging environmentally sustainable agriculture, similar to the Countryside Productivity Scheme, and will have two distinct strands:
- Farming Equipment and Technology Fund – investment in small pieces of equipment and machinery with a simple, online application process.
- Farming Transformation Fund – grant funding towards the cost of more substantial investments in farm equipment, technology and infrastructure with a two-stage, competitive application process.
Please contact Katie Hilton on 01223 271959 if you wish to access this funding.
Katie Hilton BSc (Hons) MBIAC
Catherine Hackshall AssocRICS