Defra has announced that farmers can apply for the new round of the Slurry Infrastructure grant. £74 million of grant funding is available in Round 2, which is more than double the funding offered in Round 1. This grant will help farmers invest in improved slurry infrastructure to tackle water pollution, improve air quality and make better use of organic nutrients. Farmers can apply for grants of £25k – £250k towards different types of slurry store, slurry store cover and supporting equipment. Several amendments have been made to the scheme following feedback from industry after the first round. These include an increase in the amount of storage pig farmers can apply for; offering grants towards a slurry separator; and the option to retrofit covers onto existing stores. Read the full scheme guidance and what’s on offer on this page.
Second round of Slurry Infrastructure Grant opens
by Jane Hampson | Nov 24, 2023