26 May 2022
You can apply for a grant for buildings, machinery or equipment so that producers can add value to eligible agricultural products after they are harvested or reared.
Eligible agricultural products include:
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will prioritise funding for projects that:
Who can apply
You can apply for a grant if you’re a:
How much money you can apply for
The minimum grant you can apply for is £25,000 (40% of £62,500). The maximum grant for adding value is £300,000 per applicant business.
Grants can cover up to a maximum rate of 40% of the eligible costs of a project. At least 60% of the project costs must be paid for with money from private sources like savings or a bank loan.
You need to be able to pay the remaining project costs. You can use loans, overdrafts and certain other monies, for example the Basic Payment Scheme or agri-environment schemes, such as the Countryside Stewardship scheme.
You cannot use other public money (for example grant funding from local authorities) towards the project costs. You cannot use this grant to carry out capital works which are required under other agreements.
For more information - click here About the Adding Value grant, who can apply and what the grant can pay for - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)