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Glastir Small Grants – 4th Window

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 4th window (Carbon theme) opened on 1 November 2017 and will close at midnight on 13 December 2017. 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 Projects. Further details, including scheme rules are available on the Welsh Government website.

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


Glastir Small Grants – 3rd Window

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 3rd theme window (Landscape & pollinators) opened on Monday 13 March and will close at midnight on 17 April 2017. Although it is called the Glastir Small Grants Scheme, you don’t need to be in the Glastir scheme 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 3rd window supported activities include small scale tree planting, restoration of hedgerows, dry stone walling and orchard tree planting. A full list of main and supporting capital works is available to view on the Welsh Government website.

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

 


Transfer of BPS entitlements

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Farmers can transfer their BPS entitlements by sale, purchase or lease with or without land or via inheritance. Forms must be completed using your RPW Online account before midnight 2 May 2017 in order to make a claim on those entitlements on SAF 2017. Any transfers submitted after that date will not be available to claim on until SAF 2018.

If you are looking to buy or lease entitlements or have some to sell, please contact us here at CARA as soon as possible.


Glastir Advanced 2018

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

If you wish to be considered for a Glastir Advanced 2018 Contract, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via your RPW Online account. The new round opens on 28 February 2017 and closes at midnight on 31 March 2017.

Further details are available on the Welsh Government website and if you require further assistance with your EOI, please contact us here at CARA.

 

 


2017 Cross Compliance Factsheets

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

A small number of changes have been made to the Cross Compliance Farmers’ Factsheets to reflect new requirements and good practice. They are now available to view on the Welsh Government website.


£40m Small Grant Scheme

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

A £40m scheme will be available to farmers to help them reduce their carbon emissions and to improve their resilience and competitiveness, including through diversification. It will distribute financial support of up to £12,000 at a 40% grant rate over a four-year period. Farmers across Wales will be able to invest in around 80 items linked to:

  • Animal health, genetics and performance
  • Crop management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Resource efficiency
  • ICT.

The first application window is expected to open from April 2017 and further advice and guidance on how to apply will be made available here and as well as on the Welsh Government website.


Quarantine Units

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

If you keep cattle, sheep or goats, in Spring 2017 you will be able to choose between setting-up a Quarantine Unit (QU) to manage movements or continue to adhere to the Six Day Standstill (6DSS) rule on your whole holding. Further details are available on the Welsh Government website.


Single Payments

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Please make sure you check your statement of payment carefully as Welsh Government are reducing areas without any explanation!


Sustainable Farming Grants

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The Welsh Government has announced new grants for farmers in Wales. The grant aid is 40% up to a maximum of £400,000 (£1,000,000) total spend. Interested parties need to submit an expression of interest, with which we can help. Contact the office for further details.


Position for part-time secretary

Monday, January 5th, 2015

We have an opening for a part-time secretary -2 days per week. Experience not essential but agricultural knowledge an advantage. Please ring office for more details. Role will include some VAT, BCMS, customer queries, typing etc.