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Archive for January, 2021

The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) Wales Regulations 2021

Thursday, January 28th, 2021



It was announced on January 27th 2021 (see Press Release) that Wales will now implement new Agricultural Pollution Regulations to ALL holdings in Wales. Some of the regulations become law by 1st January 2023, with others from 1st August 2024. The regulations (see full details) are a mirror image of the NVZ regulations that already apply to certain areas of Wales.

This is a huge administrative burden for all livestock farms, but is something that we at CARA are qualified to assist with. We have access to software packages to aid with records, and we have FACTS qualified staff to advise on specific crop requirements.

Please follow the links below for summaries of the main points from the Regulations published 27/01/2021.

NVZ Wales Jan 2021

Control of Agricultural Pollution Regs

Also, the Guidance for Farmers and Land Managers of the new Regulations wef 01/04/2021

NVZ Guidance for Farmers and Land Managers



RABI ‘Big Farming Survey’

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

RABI have recently launched a wellbeing research survey of the farming sector, and hope to gather 26,000 responses that will give them an insight into the impacts and pressures you and your farms face and how they impact daily life. Farmers, farm workers, their spouses and adult-aged children can all take part.

The survey is open until 31 March 2021. To complete the questionnaire, please click on the following link:-

Big Farming Survey

Sustainable Production Grant – Window 7

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 7th Window of the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Production Grant (SPG)  opened on 1 February 2021 and will close at midnight on 12 March 2021.

The grant provides a maximum 40% contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified to support farmers to address nutrient management and safeguarding and improving water, soil and air quality by reducing pollution.

The maximum grant award is £50,000 (£125,000 spend) and the minimum is £12,000 (£30,000 spend). Applications are to be made via your Rural Payments Wales (RPW) on-line account. Please follow the links below for more detailed information:-

General Rules Booklet

Silage, Slurry & Oil Storage requirements and List of Eligible Capital Items

If you require further assistance with your EOI, please contact us here at CARA Wales on 01570 471516.

Glastir Small Grants (GSG) 8th Window

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 8th window (Carbon theme) opened on  11th January 2021 and will close at midnight on 19th February 2021. As in previous windows, an existing Glastir contract is NOT NECESSARY  to be eligible.

Glastir Small Grants is a standalone scheme providing a maximum of £7,500 funding per theme for capital works to carry out projects to help improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. Successful applicants will need to complete the capital works and submit their final claim by 28 February 2022.

Further details, including scheme rules are available by following the links below:-

GSG (Carbon) Capital Works Technical Guidance Booklet

GSG (Carbon) Payment Rates

If you require further assistance with your application via your RPW on-line account, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516.