The second funding round for the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme has opened for applications. Through the initiative, farm businesses can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to help them invest in new and innovative technology.
Grants are available for all farm types, including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses, with a total pot of £15 million available to fund investments in new technology.
For this round of funding, 26 new items have been added to the list of equipment available, including chlorophyll meters, which instantly measure the chlorophyll content of a plant leaf. Another new item is the portable ammonia analyser, which can be used to check the levels of ammonia in farm buildings. Farmers and rural businesses will have eight weeks to submit an application for this funding.
The closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2019.