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Slurry Infrastructure Grant funding for farmers

Posted: Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:17

Slurry Infrastructure Grant funding for farmers

A further £74 million is being made available to help farmers invest in improved slurry infrastructure to tackle water pollution, improve air quality and make better use of organic nutrients, the government has announced.

Applications are now open for the second round of the Slurry Infrastructure Grant which forms part of a total £200 million being invested in infrastructure and equipment to tackle agricultural pollution from slurry over the agricultural transition period.

Under the Slurry Infrastructure Grant, farmers can apply for grants of £25,000 to £250,000 to replace, expand, build extra and cover slurry stores, and fund equipment such as separators, reception pits and agitators.

The grant is available to pig, beef and dairy farmers whose farming systems produce slurry. You can use the grant to help replace, build additional, expand or cover existing slurry stores to reach the grant storage requirements:

  • 6 months for beef and dairy
  • 8 months for pigs

You'll need to follow a 3-stage application process.

The first stage of the application process, the online checker, is now open to make an initial online application. The checker will close for applications at 11:59pm on 17 January 2024.

See original press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/74m-investment-to-reduce-water-and-air-pollutionfrom-slurry

Find guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/slurry-infrastructure-grant-round-2-applicant-guidance

Tags: Cattle, Farms, Infastructure, Slurry