Grant Schemes Currently Open?


Arable Farmer
North Devon
DEFRA Blogged about the fudning for slurry storage.
Effectively no separate fund, they will be adding to and improving the Farming Investment Fund offer.
No details as yet, as I see it they are making it up as they go along.
Grants to cover slurry stores, silage clamps, feed yards, collecting yards are available through CS in England if you are in a water quality improvment priority area. Grant appliction is a bit long winded, but so far all the applications I have submitted have been approved.
The challenge is finding the right web page for a start.
This is the webpage for CS Grants


We are looking to put up a slurry store but we are struggling to even get cattle buildings passed as we are closer than 400m to dwellings so can't pass the odour impact assessment, are these grants going to be that limited by planning permission that only a few can get them?

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...