Dairy Fund grant application deadline approaches
England’s dairy farmers are reminded that they have until 17:00 on 3rd June 2013 to apply for funding for projects aimed at delivering “transformational” changes to their businesses.
Part of the Rural Development Programme for England, the Fund is providing grants from £25,000 to around £1 million to encourage the establishment, development or expansion of co-operation structures and structures that will improve profitability.
The main objectives are to strengthen connections with existing markets; enable dairy farmers to explore and develop new market opportunities and to improve the profitability and long-term sustainability of the dairy sector.
Projects offering the greatest return on grant investment will be more likely to be successful.