Slurry grants 

Later this year, farmers will be able to apply for slurry storage grants, helping them meet the Farming Rules for Water and reducing dependence on artificial fertilisers by storing organic nutrients until needed or for onward processing. 

These grants will contribute towards the costs of covered slurry store construction projects, to enable farmers to get to 6 months storage capacity.  

The grant will be available for a range of store types depending on what is most appropriate for each farm. 

The grant will be a new theme under the Farming Transformation Fund, part of the Farming Investment Fund. We intend to open for a first round of applications this coming autumn with more details on the scheme published in early summer to allow farmers to get started with their project planning. 

You might be interested in reading about how we developed slurry grants. 

The Sustainable Farming Incentive

The Sustainable Farming Incentive will support farmers to build the health and fertility of soil and to reduce soil erosion. 

We will pay to help with the costs of sowing nitrogen fixing plants and green manures in crops to substitute some fertiliser requirements for the coming season and reduce dependence on manufactured fertilisers linked to the price of gas. We’ve just published details of payment rates and standards. 

We expect the scheme to launch in June, so do subscribe to the blog for an alert when that happens. 

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