What Funding was available?
The pilot scheme has now closed for new applications.
Funding was available in 2 stages. Initial Stage 1 funding of £4987 was available to help bring together expertise as Operational Groups to consider how to develop practical solutions to a particular problem or opportunity facing farmers. CAFRE funded ten Operational Groups at Stage 1 to help pay for someone to assist in developing their project plan and apply for Stage 2 funding to implement their project. Stage 2 funding of up to £120,000 has since been awarded to seven Operational Groups in October and November 2020 to deliver their projects.
These seven groups can also apply for capital funding of up to £30,000 which is paid at a grant rate of 50%.
How can I find out more?
To find out more detailed information about the scheme and the projects that have been awarded funding please visit the CAFRE website.