Opportunity to apply for grant

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GROWERS have an opportunity to pitch for a grant to help their businesses next month.

Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that a new expression of interest window for the Farm Business Grant will open on September 1st.

A budget of £2m will be available for farmers to invest in new technology and equipment to improve their technical, financial and environmental performance. The expression of interest window will run until October 1st and successful applicants will have four months to purchase and claim for the items supported.

The budget allocated to this round of the Farm Business Grant comes from funds remaining within the Rural Development Programme.

“I’m pleased to be able to announce we are opening a window for expressions of interest to the Farm Business Grant. I know this will be welcomed by many.

“I would urge farmers with an interest to start thinking now of the improvements they want to make and how the grant could help them so they are able to put in a strong expression of interest within the timescales and which meets their needs.”

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