Round two of the RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

Deadline for application: 3rd September 2019, midday

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farm.

Under the RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme, there are grants for:

  • small grants
  • water resource management and reservoirs
  • improving forestry productivity
  • adding value to Agri-food
  • improving farm productivity

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

If you successfully applied last year, there are restrictions for this round. If you did not apply or were not successful then you can apply up to £12,000 worth of grant aid to purchase qualifying items.

Round 2

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is now open.

Farmers can apply for funding towards specific items of equipment listed at Annex 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme Round 2 handbook.

All the 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

Who can apply

Farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) can apply for this grant. Please read the Round 2 handbook below to find out more. This scheme is only open to farmers based in England.

When you can apply

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is open between 9 July 2019 and midday on 3 September 2019.

Please remember to check your details on the Rural Payments service before you apply for this grant. You must make sure they exactly match with the details in your application form, or your application will be rejected.

How to apply

Access the online portal and start your application now.

Fill in your application online and sign up to the terms and conditions of the scheme.

There are videos on YouTube  available that will provide you with more information on how to apply  and the testimony from previous applicants.