Guide to farm business funding – Part 2: Private organisations & charities

The Princes Countryside fund

What: The farm resilience programme aims to improve the viability of family farm businesses through a range of workshops, advice and access to a business health check tool. The workshops can be tailored to specific issues in specific areas. The programme helps to identify improvement areas, diversification and business strategy to increase the farm’s resilience

Grant giving programme – Up to £50,000 grants available, and currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:

  1. To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses
  2. To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy
  3. To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience
    To check eligibility, click here.

The Land Rover bursary:
Win the 12 month lease of a Land Rover Discovery Sport- aims to help young farmers 21-35 who believe the use of the vehicle would aid their business

The Henry Plumb Foundation

What: Funding available for £500-£3000 to fund start-ups, internships, management courses and travel exchanges for young people aged between 18-35. Other ideas are also considered even if they don’t fit within those areas. As well as matching you with a business mentor to guide you through your idea. Click here for more info.

Farm Business grant (Wales only)

Aiming to improve the economic viability of welsh farms and help the environment, the grant offers between £3000- £12,000 in funding to provide 40% of necessary funds. More info here!

Small farm grants scheme (Scotland only)

Aims to offer funding which will lower the cost of production e.g by improving grassland management.

Eligibility: Holding size between 3-30ha with a restriction for incomes under £41,000 (couple) or £30,700 as a sole trader.

Offers up to 80% funding depending on circumstance and whether it is an individual/group application this is up to £25,000 or £125,000 depending again on whether it is an individual or group application. For more info, click here.

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