The government has recently launched a grant scheme for farmers in England looking to improve their farm productivity and enhance environmental benefits. You can apply for this for specific grant for equipment and technology if your business is in England and you’re a farmer, horticulturalist, forestry owner or contractor carrying out services to any of the above.
This new grant funding helps farms to improve agricultural productivity, improve air and water quality, encourage more sustainable pesticide and fertiliser usage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adding value to your business.
The new measures are broadly termed as ‘Farming Equipment and Technology Fund’, and details can be found here on the government website.
Click here: About Farming Equipment and Technology Fund
Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) 2023 has been split into 2 themes: Productivity and Slurry items (Annex 3) Animal Health and Welfare items (Annex 4). The FETF 2023 grants are for a minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £25,000 per theme.
For a full breakdown of eligible items, specifications and qualifying criteria, click here: FETF Eligible Items
Moore-Unidrill offer a range of items covered by the new grant funding. Our team have been perfecting direct drills since 1974, and several of our machines are eligible for this funding: Item number FETF44 covers 3.0 Metre Direct Drills, with an available grant amount of £12,054. This means all 3.0 and 3.5 Metre Moore Unidrill’s are eligible for grant funding.
Get your applications in now! The Productivity and Slurry portal is open from 21st February 2023 until midday on 4 April 2023, with Animal Health and Welfare available in March. The grant is competitive, so you will not automatically get a grant. Apply here!
If you’d like to talk to a member of the Moore-Unidrill team about how to take advantage of the new grant funding, get in touch today by calling us on +44 (0)28 2766 4444, and contact your local dealer.
Disclaimer: Eligible items as per our interpretation of the grant funding specification, it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the product meets the eligibility criteria of the item they have applied for. Funding only eligible for farmers in England.