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Small Grants Yard Coverings (SGYC)

The SGYC Scheme (Window 3) is being offered to help pay for yard coverings and improved drainage systems for buildings. The Expression of Interest (EoI) is now open and will close on 28 June 2024.

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

SGYC General Rules Booklet

Geotagged photo requirements: Small Grants -Yard Coverings

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 geotagged photos of the roofed area and supported items after the investment has been completed.
  • If planning permission (where applicable) has not been confirmed by claim date, you can request an extension to the claim deadline and provide proof of date that the permission was requested. No extensions will be granted beyond 31 March 2026.

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 into a suitably constructed store or appropriate reception tank.