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The Farm Business Grant

The Farm Business Grant (FBG) helps farmers in Wales to improve the economic and environmental performance of their agricultural holdings.

The grant provides a 40% contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises.

£40m funding will be available over 4 years. The minimum grant available is £3,000, and the maximum is £12,000. Only one application will be approved per business throughout the lifetime of the Scheme.

The proposal is to open 3 windows during 2017- 2018 financial year, details are as follows:

Window 1 2 May 2017 30 June 2017
Window 2  

2 August 2017

 

29 September 2017

Window 3  

29 January 2018

 

2 March 2018

The capital items are specified with standardised costs. A full list of items can be seen in the guidance documentation below.

Please make sure you have attended a Farming Connect Farming for the Future event to ensure you are eligible to make an application.

For any further queries, e-mail: fbg@gov.wales. All email correspondence will be sent from the email addresses SMU@gov.wales and fbg@gov.wales. Please add these email addresses to your address book/safe senders list in your email system, this will make sure you receive all emails relevant to FBG.

Information for Round 2 applicants

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their FBG application from 2 November. The result will be notified by email to the address specified on the application.

Please check spam and junk folders for emails from SMU@gov.wales.

Information for Round 1 applicants only

A confirmation of award email including a list of items requested and approved has recently been sent to you. Please check spam and junk folders for emails from SMU@gov.wales. The closing date for submitting your invoices for Farm Business Grant (FBG) claim has been revised. You must submit scanned copies of your invoice(s) by no later than Monday 8 January 2018. If you have any queries please contact SMU@gov.wales. You must include your CRN in all correspondence.

Important information

Administration of the FBG will be transferring to Rural Payments Wales (RPW) for the third round, opening in January 2018, and future rounds of the scheme:

  • Farmers will be able to apply in the third round of the scheme through RPW online portal.
  • Scheme Management Unit (SMU) will continue to administer the claims and approvals process for the first and second round only.

Scheme information will be available from January 2018, on the Welsh Government website.

Farmers can begin applying, through RPW Online, from 29 January 2018.