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Archive for July, 2022

Nutrient Management Investment Scheme

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

The Nutrient Management Investment Scheme is a capital grant scheme to support investments which enhance on-farm nutrient management to include;-

  • Slurry Storage
  • Covered Manure Storage
  • Silage Clamps
  • Dirty Water Tanks
  • Roofing for yards/slurry stores
  • Slurry Spreading Equipment

The Expression of Interest (EoI) window opened on 04 July 2022 and will run until 12 August 2022. If selected, you must be able to complete and claim all Capital Works items by 31 March 2025. The minimum grant award of 40% (against actual invoiced costs)  is £12,000 (£30,000 spend) and the maximum is £50,000 (£125,000 spend).

You are advised to realistically estimate the cost for each investment submitted on your EoI as, if selected, any grant award will not be higher than that on your EoI, and a EoI total grant value over the maximum will be capped to £50,000.

You will know by the end of August 2022 if your EoI is successful – if you accept, you will then have 12 weeks to submit your full application and supporting documents via your RPW a/c. If you require further assistance or information, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516 or email office@carawales.co.uk

Please click on the following documents for more detailed information:-

Nutrient Management Investment Scheme -Guidance

Nutrient Management Investment Scheme – List of eligible capital items



Small Grants – Yard Coverings

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

The Small Grants – Yard Coverings Scheme is being offered to help pay for yard coverings and improved drainage systems for buildings. The Expression of Interest (EoI) window opened on 27 June 2022 amd will run until 05 August 2022.

Detailed guidance on this Scheme can be accessed from the link below:-

General Rules Booklet & List of Eligible items

If you are interested in the Scheme or wish to clarify anything, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516 or email office@carawales.co.uk

  • Standard cost for items. £3000 minimum grant (£7,500 spend) and £12,000 maximum grant (£30,000 spend). If you have previously applied for Farm Business Grant Yard Coverings, the total grant received will NOT count towards the maximum grant available through the Small Grants -Yard Coverings Scheme.
  • For existing livestock feeding areas, livestock gathering areas and manure storage areas,
    applicants must demonstrate the whole area has a floor impermeable to water e.g. concrete.
  • Existing flooring will need to be shown in the EoI application using geo-tagged photographs. If floor is
    covered in slurry or manure, the appropriate area needs to be washed prior to taking
  • Farmers will have 12 months from date of issue of Contract to complete the works and submit a claim.
  • At the Claim stage, you will be required to submit confirmation re. planning permission and SUDS (deals with surface water on developments over 100sqm),  invoices for all claimed items and geo-tagged photos of the roofed area and supported items after the investment has been completed.

The AFTER photos will also need to show that the clean water from the new roof is diverted to a clean water drain, and that the slurry from the yard area is directed to the slurry pit.