The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity & Sustainability provides EIP-agri grants of up to £150,000 to help livestock, arable, horticultural & forestry firms boost their productivity and innovation.
The Rural Land Entitlements (RLE1) form is an important document you need to claim rural payments. You’ll need this for your application, along with your Single Business Identifier (SBI) and County Parish Holding (CPH) number.
The deadline to RLE1 form submissions is 30 September but applications for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements need to be submitted before 15 June to avoid receiving a penalty.
Outside England, rural payments are processed by the Scottish Government Rural Payments & Inspections Directorate (SGRPID), the Welsh Government (WG) or the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARD) but you can still apply using GOV.UK.
Farmers, crofters, foresters, food producers and other rural groups qualify for a very wide range of grants and incentives to help them manage the countryside. Rural payments can now be claimed online and this article shows you what you can do to secure your rural payments.
The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is Europe’s largest grants and payment system supporting the farming industry. The deadline for BPS 2016 applications will be on the 16th of May, and this year, farmers in England will be able to submit their applications to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) online, through GOV.UK Verify!
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