Roger Parry & Partners

BPS & Grants

The land management professionals at Roger Parry & Partners have a detailed working knowledge of available grants and subsidies and the regulatory framework that applies to rural businesses. We are able to provide practical pro-active advice on how these affect a client's business.

There are a variety of schemes that require expertise and advice, to receive the payments that you are entitled to and ensure that these are correct. The paperwork that is now required for schemes can be complex and time-consuming and the aim of our land experts is to remove the burden of complicated legislation and regulation by offering practical compliance advice. We aim to alert clients to opportunities and also advise clients to achieve a maximum return for their business, taking into consideration their objectives and farming business operations.

We pride ourselves at being at the cutting edge of legal developments and government policy to ensure that our advice will always keep clients well informed. We are expert in the operation and application of the Basic Payment Scheme and how the specifics of legislation affect businesses day-to-day. Our experienced entitlement trading team are able to secure clients the best possible deal.

The Single Payment Scheme came to an end in 2014 and its replacement, the Basic Payment Scheme, was new for 2015 and introduced more complicated rules, such as Greening guidelines. We can help you to ensure your business is meeting all the requirements and maximising your money or if you're new to the scheme we can help set you up. Contact us if you require assistance with registration, online access or completion of your claim.

Grants

Clients will be advised on entering into these schemes that are complicated and that often have pitfalls. We can advise in a way that takes the client’s objectives into consideration and ensure that a significant benefit is gained from them. We can complete applications forms, review payments, submit claims, liaise with funding bodies, provide advice when looking at funding, monitoring claims, maximising returns and identifying projects.

Below is a list of the rural grants currently available (updated 9th October 2020)

 

England  
Basic Payment Scheme Payments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also available

Open spring 2021.

Deadline 15th May each year

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier 5 year scheme incorporating annual payments and capital items

Open spring 2021

Closes 31st July 2021 (TBC)

Last date to request applications and CSFO approval 31st May 2021 (assumed)

Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier Water Only A 2 year scheme for capital items for land within a catchment sensitive farming area

Opens spring

Closes 31st July 2021 (TBC)

Last date to request applications and CSFO approval 31st May 2021 (TBC)

Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier A more detailed version of Mid Tier.

Open spring

Closes: TBC

Countryside Stewardship Hedgerows And Boundaries Capital payments for a range of works to boundaries such as new hedge planting, hedgelaying and fencing.

Open spring

Closes: TBC

Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Capital payments for Woodland Creation Open all year round
Countryside Stewardship Small Grants Grants of £3,000 to £12,000 towards farm equipment. 40% funding

Open now.

Closes: 4th November 2020

Growth Programme Business Development 40% grants for small rural businesses that includes farmers who want to diversify into non-agricultural activity. From £20,000
Closed
Growth Programme Food Processing 40% grants for food and drink businesses that process agricultural and horticulural products. From £20,000 Closed
Growth Programme Rural Tourism 40% grants for small rural businesses and farmers for capital expenditure for rural tourism infrastructure. From £20,000 Closed
Improving Forestry Productivity 40% grants are to improve forestry productivity through felling, extraction, and adding value by primary processing of timber products. From £35,000

Closed

Adding Value to Agri Food 40% grants for processors of primary agricultural or horticultural products. From £35,000

Closed

Water Resource Management 40% grants to improve farm productivity through more efficient use of water for irrigation, and to secure water supplies for crop irrigation by the construction of on-farm reservoirs.

Closed

Improving Farm Productivity 40% grants to improve farm productivity through the use of robotic equipment, increasing the use of renewable energy produced on farm, LED wavelength controlled lighting to aid crop production and more efficient use of livestock slurries and manures, and digestate. From £35,000

Closed

South Shropshire LEADER Up to 40% grants for local projects

Closed. All funding has been allocated.

Wales
Basic Payment Scheme Payments based on hectares of farmed land. Young Farmer top-up also available.

Open spring

Deadline 15th May each year

Glastir Small Grants Capital funding to do works such as hedge laying, hedge coppicing, stoning gateways, guttering and downpipes etc.

Open: 11 Jan 2021

Closes: 19 Feb 2021

Open: 18 May 2021

Closes: 25 June 2021

Glastir Woodland Creation Capital funding towards woodland creation and maintenance payments for 12 years following planting.

Open: 16th November 2020

Closes: 15th January 2021

Farm Business Grant - Yard Coverings Details out soon

Open: 9th November 2020

Closes: 18th December 2020

Open: 18th May 2021

Closes: 25th June 2021

Farm Business Grant Grants of £3,000 to £12,000 towards farm equipment. 40% funding. Applicants must attend a Farming Connect Farming for the Future event prior to applying.

Opens 1st March 2021

Closes 9th April 2021

Sustainable Production Grant Grants of £12,000 to £50,000 for items to enhance farm nutrient management and water efficiency, such as covered slurry stores, vacuum tanks and yard roofing.

Open: 1st February 2021

Closes: 12th March 2021

Timber Business Investment Scheme Grants open to private forest owners, local authoritiesor other public sector forest owners and SME’s that are engaged in forest planting and management activities, timber harvesting and/or timber processing

Open: 1st March 2021

Closes: 9th April 2021

Food Business Investment Scheme For producers of agricultural products to add value to their outputs by providing support to those businesses that do first and/or second stage processing activities

Open: Now

Closes: 29th October 2020

Young People into Agriculture Grants to assist young farmers setting up as head of holding. Up to £40,000 available.

Closed

We can also help with:
• Organic Grant Schemes
• Rural Enterprise Grants
• Environmental Grants
• Local Government Grants
• Business Rates Relief Grants

 

 

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Shrewsbury

Roger Parry FRICS or Peter Daborn
roger@rogerparry.net or peter@rogerparry.net
01743 791 336

Welshpool

Tudor Watkins MRICS or Clare Williams MRICS
tudor@rogerparry.net or clare@rogerparry.net

01938 554 499

Oswestry

Richard Corbett MRICS or Rosina Bloor MRICS
richard@rogerparry.net or rosina@rogerparry.net
01691 655 334

Llanidloes

Clare Williams MRICS or Gail Jenkins MRICS
clare@rogerparry.net or gail@rogerparry.net
01686 449 222

Shrewsbury Residential Office

Shrewsbury Residential Office

Welsh Bridge
Frankwell
Shrewsbury
SY3 8LG

01743 343 343

shrewsbury@rogerparry.net

Shrewsbury Agricultural & Professional Office

Shrewsbury Agricultural & Professional Office

Hogstow Hall
Minsterley
Shrewsbury
SY5 0HZ

01743 791 336

mail@rogerparry.net

Oswestry Office

Oswestry Office

The Estates Office
20 Salop Road
Oswestry
SY11 2NU

01691 655 334

oswestry@rogerparry.net

Welshpool Office

Welshpool Office

1 Berriew Street
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7SQ

01938 554 499

welshpool@rogerparry.net

Llanidloes Office

Llanidloes Office

1 Great Oak Street
Llanidloes
Powys
SY18 6EQ

01686 449 222

llanidloes@rogerparry.net