Farming grants for young farmers

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Beefy23, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Beefy23

    Beefy23 Member

    Hi all

    Does anyone know of the grants that are going to be offered for 2017? I am under the young farmers scheme. More importantly where do you find such grants? because I always hear of people getting them but I always seem to miss the boat.

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  2. The answer is Turkey...... young farmer grants of 50% on buying imported dairy heifers.....grrrr. Seems they are happy paying 2500 euro for incalf fleckvieh heifers in Austria as they get a 1250 euro rebate.
  3. Happiness

    Happiness Member

    We had to jump through a lot of hoops to get young farmer status, wasn't easy and we get a top up on our farm payments, but it equates to a few hundred quid a year. Was not really worth it. Might be something better now though. We in Wales.
  4. Beefy23

    Beefy23 Member

    I know the feeling after doing all the paper work to get young farmer status the pay back is minimal
  5. Wink

    Wink Member

    Have a look at the "Henry Plumb Foundation", excellent grants for youngish farmers are available along with mentor business support!
  6. Beefy23

    Beefy23 Member

    I'll have a look. Cheers for the advice
  7. AvonValleyFarmer

    That's looks a good foundation. I wish I'd have know about them a few months ago before I borrowed from the bank :rolleyes:
  8. Wink

    Wink Member

    Do both? I did the same and didn't know about the foundation and like I have just done got passed on the information after I had taken out a personal loan to get started. So I used the loan to set me off initially and then applied for the grant to further the business along. It really is worthwhile and a great foundation with ongoing support/contact from the trust if you want as graduates. Feel free to pm me @AvonValleyFarmer and @Beefy23 if you need anymore info.
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