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24th June 2022
Recent activity by the Welsh Government has seen the focus on supporting the rural economy and the transition to the Sustainable Farming Scheme. Within this scheme it has seen the introduction of the Growing for the Environment Scheme, which has been funded to support the establishment of an unsprayed cover crop following autumn harvesting of cereals or maize where soil, after harvesting is ordinarily left bare or stubble retained.
The application window for expression of interest (EOI) will open on 20th June 2022 and close on 29th July 2022 with a maximum of £5,000 available for each applicant if successful. To be eligible you must apply for at least 1 ha. The payment rate is £117 per hectare.
The schemes objectives are to support farmers to:
To be eligible, you must be a primary producer of agricultural products, having 3ha of eligible agricultural land registered with the RPW in Wales, or be able to demonstrate over 550 standard labour hours. The RPW is also looking for any applicants to have done a soil test which has been undertaken in the 12 months prior to the application or to be undertaken.
If you have any more questions or would like to submit an EOI, please contact:
Oswestry Office- 01691 655334
Welshpool Office- 01938 554499