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Grants available under the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme

Grants of up to 50% on a maximum investment of £35,000 (minimum £2,500) are available under this scheme to help farming, forestry and horticultural businesses in England to become more efficient at using resources. Applications under the scheme can be submitted from 4th February 2014 until the round closes on 4th April 2014.

There are five themes in the FFIS:

  • Nutrient management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water Management
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Forestry

Of specific area of interest to our customers will be the eligibility of the following items relating to precision farming – details can be found on page 12 of the Applicants Handbook (see link below):

“Soil mapping and soil analysis software”

“GPS equipment for precision farming, including base stations, (where this will also benefit other farmers), auto-steer systems, controllers fitted to the tractor to link the GPS signal to the application equipment, including actuators to operate sections of the application equipment or vary the rate of application”

Click this link to access the FFIS Applicant Handbook

Click this link to access the DEFRA FFIS information page

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