Farming Recovery Fund 2019

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What is the grant available for?

The Farming Recovery Fund (the Fund) provides money to help farmers in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire whose agricultural land has been affected by the impact of flooding from the breach of the Wainfleet Relief Channel (Drain) that took place on 12 June 2019 and farmers in Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale, whose agricultural land has been affected by the impact of flooding from the storm cell that occurred on 30 July 2019.

The money will go towards the costs of reinstating and repairing your agricultural land as quickly as possible.

Any eligibility criteria

Farmers must be within the Wainfleet Area. 

Farmers will not be able to get cover for:

 - insured losses or items that insurance should normally cover, including buildings and
 - any items for which you have already sought funding from another source
 - any additional items or activities that go beyond what is necessary for the repair and
 - own labour costs including the labour of people employed by you, if you are applying under
quoted costs, table 1
 - the cost of annual agricultural crop seeds or plants
 - livestock of any type
 - loss of income
 - any formal obligations that you have for slurry management
 - activity that remains the responsibility of local authorities or other bodies to carry out
 - recoverable VAT
 - cash payments

What grant amounts are available?

The minimum grant available is £500
The maximum grant available is £25,000

Who provides the grant?

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will run the Fund on behalf of Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

How to apply for the grant?

Please click HERE for more information and to download an application form. 

Additional information

Closing Date: 31/03/2020

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