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Archive for December, 2016

Glastir Capital Works

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

If your holding is part of a Glastir Entry or Glastir Advanced Contract and you are due to complete capital works in 2016, please ensure that they MUST BE COMPLETED no later than 31 December 2016.

Capital Works can only be claimed via your RPW on-line account and this must be done no later than 28 January 2017. Step by step instructions on how to complete your online claim can be found on the Welsh Government website, or if you require assistance please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516.

2017 South Wales Dairy Conference

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The South Wales Dairy Conference will be held at the Nant-y-ffîn Hotel, Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

For further details of speakers, and to register an interest in attending please visit the event’s new website http://dairyconference.wales/


Glastir Small Grants -2nd Window

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 2nd theme window ( Water Quality and Quantity) opened on Monday 12 December and will be open until 11:59pm on Monday 23 January 2017. Although it is called the Glastir Small Grants Scheme, you don’t need to be part of Glastir to apply. However, land parcels that are currently included in a Glastir Advanced Contract are not eligible.

Maximum support of £7,500 per farming business is available during each window, and for this 2nd window will include the following main capital works:-

  • Hedge Laying and planting
  • Hedge coppicing and replanting
  • Planting trees and shrubs
  • Cross drains and kerbing
  • Rainwater guttering and downpipes on farm buildings
  • Pond restoration
  • Hardcore of gateways
  • Relocation of sheep dip and holding pens

Farmers will have until 30 November 2017 to complete the work. EOI’s can only  be made via the RPW On-line facility. If you need assistance with you application, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516.

A further EOI window is scheduled to open in March 2017 for the theme of ‘Landscape and Pollinators’, with supported activities including small scale tree planting, restoration of hedgerows, dry stone walling and orchard tree planting.