Final Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSG) claims must be in by May 31

Successful applicants to the latest round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSG) must get their final claims in by May 31. 

Under the CPSG scheme, grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 were available to invest in new and innovative equipment, including, for pigs, handling and weighing systems, piglet creeps, ammonia monitors and livestock monitoring cameras.

Applicants had until November 4, 2020, to request grants for eligible items listed under the scheme. More than 3,800 farmers had grants worth £21 million approved and they have until midnight and they have until midnight on May 31 to submit their claim.

By then, they must have:

  • bought all the items
  • paid for in full
  • installed all items applied for, and
  • submitted a single claim.

Further conditions apply, including to delivery extensions. Applicants with delivery issues should contact RPA.

Applicants who do not wish to continue with their claim are invited to inform the Rural Payment Agency by emailing [email protected] and include the RPA CPSG reference number provided in the Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) email.

More details can be found HERE

Farming Minister Victoria Prentis said: “The third round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme will close at the end of this month and I urge all farmers from the livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors to submit their claim as early as possible to make the most of the support available through this scheme.

“Technology and modern equipment have a huge impact on the day-to-day productivity of our farms. The first two rounds of the CPSG scheme have successfully provided over £30 million of financial support for the purchase of equipment that helped improving the efficiency of more than 4800 farms across England.”

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