The Farming Recovery Fund has opened today, offering grants of between £500 and £25,000 to meet the costs of a number of repairs required after the summer floods. The grants are for farmers in North Yorkshire or Wainfleet, Lincolnshire and cover a range of restoration work and repairs that are a result of uninsurable damage. This includes work such as rebuilding dry stone walls, re-cultivating productive land and replacing damaged field gates.
The Farming Recovery Fund is in addition to the Government fund of £5.25 million to support wider recovery work in the area, including the repair of roads and bridges.
To apply for a grant, farmers must submit an application to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) which explains how their business has been impacted and provides the relevant evidence to show damage caused by the flooding. For applications where the applicant has already paid for repairs, farmers should provide copies of any receipts and quotes to help the RPA process them as quickly as possible.
Farmers will have until 31 March 2020 to submit an application for this funding and should contact our GSC Grays Rural Team if they need any help or advice in completing the applications. For more information click here.