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Small Grants – Yard Coverings

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.