Animal Health and Welfare Infrastructure grants are an opportunity for farmers to receive co-funding for large infrastructure projects that help to continually improve the health and welfare of their animals.  Grants of between £15,000 and £500,000 are available.  The first of these grants, the Calf Housing for Health and Welfare grant, is available for cattle keepers to co-fund new and upgraded calf housing that improves social contact (rearing calves in small groups) and the ambient environment.  This includes adequate ventilation, protection from draughts, and suitable temperature and humidity.   Before applying, please read the official guidance on GOV.UK. It explains the eligibility criteria for the grant and the information you will need to supply.  It also sets out the application process:

  • Stage 1: the online checker 
  • Stage 2: an ambient environment assessment 
  • Stage 3: the full application 

So, once you’ve read the guidance, use the online checker to determine whether you can apply for the grant.   You have until 30 November 2023 to do this.