Applications for the new Slurry Infrastructure grant will open on 6 December 2022. To prepare read the full grant guidance available on GOV.UK.
The grant will help livestock farmers in England to improve or expand their slurry storage capacity to 6 months, based on existing livestock numbers. It will also fund the fitting of impermeable covers on grant-funded stores.
The GOV.UK guidance sets out the new grant offer in full and explains how to apply.
You’ll also find guides on how to plan your storage, information about the prioritisation of grants in the first round if it is oversubscribed and detailed specifications for eligible items.
The Slurry Infrastructure grant is part of the Farming Investment Fund.
As with other themes in the Farming Investment Fund, there are 2 stages to the application process.
Stage 1: Online eligibility checker
An online checker will open on 6 December 2022 and close on 31 January 2023.
Stage 2: Full application
Once the online checker closes, the RPA will identify applications which have a higher environmental benefit. This will be based on location and proximity to areas where action is most needed to reduce pollution from agriculture. Those invited to make a full application will need to submit details about their project. These will be shared with the Environment Agency who will conduct a location and design check. This is to ensure that storage plans meet regulations and will reach at least 6 months storage.